Davidson Men’s Basketball Knocks off VCU on Senior Day, 65-57
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Luka Brajkovic scored a game-high 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting and Davidson grabbed control of a back-and-forth contest midway through the second half as the ‘Cats defeated VCU on Senior Day, 65-57, Saturday inside Belk Arena.
With the win, the Wildcats close out the regular season 12-7 overall and 7-4 in A-10 play, while the Rams move to 17-6 and 10-4.
After VCU went back in front, 43-42 on a Vince Williams’ trey, the Wildcats responded with a 12-2 run to grab control. The lead grew to as many as 11, 57-46, on a Brajkovic 3-point play with 4:45 to play.
Jamir Watkins (14 pts, 10 rebs) and Hason Ward (10 pts, 10 rebs) led the way for VCU.
Davidson, which shot 49 percent from the floor, was impressive at the defensive end recording a season-high 10 steals, including three each from Lee and Nelson Boachie-Yiadom, while holding the Rams to just 36.5 percent shooting.
Trailing 25-21 with five minutes left in the first half, Davidson forced three consecutive turnovers sparking an 8-2 run to close the period and take a 29-27 lead into the break.
Davidson will head to Richmond, Va., for the 2021 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Tournament March 3-6. Seedings and game times will be announced by the league office Monday evening.