Men’s Basketball Cruises By Colonials in Second Half, Wins Third Straight
DAVIDSON — Hyunjung Lee scored a game-high 23 points, including 11 of Davidson’s first 17, and the Wildcats ran away from Robert Morris 88-70 Saturday in Belk Arena, earning their third straight win.
Lee and the Wildcats, who won two of three games in last weekend’s Myrtle Beach Invitational, pulled away in the second half, as their lead grew to 77-52 with 7:12 to play, following a 9-0 run, capped by two Michael Jones free throws. The 20-point game was the second straight for Lee, after he scored a career-best 25 against East Carolina last Sunday.
Davidson shot an impressive 66.7 percent in Saturday’s second 20 minutes, connecting on 20 of 30 shots from the floor and six of 11 3-point attempts. The Wildcats finished the game with a 36-26 advantage on the boards, a 48-26 advantage on paint points and with 21 assists to just seven turnovers.
Jones matched his career-high with 15 points, scoring 13 of those in the second half. Desmond Watson scored a season-best 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting, and Luka Brajkovic added 10 points to get within five of 1,000 for his career.
The Wildcats led for much of the first half, then used an 8-0 spurt late in the half — off threes from Foster Loyer and Watson and a layup by Lee — to retake it and lead 35-31 at the intermission.