Brajkovic Hits Milestone, Men’s Basketball Defeats William and Mary
DAVIDSON — Davidson scored 13 of the game’s first 15 points Saturday afternoon and led by double digits throughout a 70-46 win over William & Mary in Belk Arena.
It’s the fifth straight win for the Wildcats, who improved to 6-2, while allowing a season-low in points.
Luka Brajkovic scored a team-high 16 points and became the 53rdWildcat to join the 1,000-point club, hitting the milestone on a dunk at the 17:45 mark of the first half to complete a 9-0 Davidson start.
The Tribe’s first field goal came at the 12:20 mark of the first half, as the Wildcats built a 35-20 lead by the intermission. Davidson’s first-half lead peaked at 19 points, following a Grant Huffman layup that made it 33-14 with 3:58 left in the half.
Davidson opened the game with points on six straight possessions. Lee was fouled on the first and hit two free throws, then found Michael Jonesfor a layup on the next. A Loyer trey made it 7-0 before Brajkovic’s dunk, and Lee followed with a jumper and two more free throws to make it 13-2.
Connor Kochera led the Tribe with 18 points and cut the Davidson lead to 13 with a bucket three seconds into the second half. But the Wildcats answered with a 7-0 run on baskets from Brajkovic and Loyer to push the lead to 20 points for the first time.
Davidson finished with a 49-29 advantage on the glass, including 13 offensive boards and outscored the Tribe 30-8 in the paint.
The Wildcats will play their final road non-conference game of the year when they visit Northeastern on Sunday, Dec. 12.