Men’s Basketball Returns to Belk Friday for 2 p.m. Tip with San Francisco
DAVIDSON WILDCATS (5-1, 0-0 A-10)
Head Coach: Matt McKillop (Davidson, 2006)
Career Record: 5-1 (1st season), Record at Davidson: Same
SAN FRANCISCO DONS (6-0, 0-0 WCC)
Head Coach: Chris Gerlufsen (Randolph-Macon, 1998)
Career Record: 6-0 (1st season), Record at San Francisco: Same
Locations: Davidson, N.C. | Site: John M. Belk Arena (4,300)
Radio: Davidson Radio Network
Last Meeting: San Francisco Won, 65-60 | Nov. 13, 2021
Last Davidson Win: N/A
Last San Francisco Win: Won, 65-60 | Nov. 13, 2021
First Meeting: November 13, 2021
Davidson Record at Home: 0-0
Davidson Record on Road: 0-0
Davidson Record at Neutral Site: 0-1
Matt McKillop‘s Record: 0-0
- After wins over South Carolina and Old Dominion to conclude the 2022 Charleston Classic, Davidson enters 5-1 overall.
- The Wildcats’ only previous meeting with the Dons came last season in San Francisco (See Page 2 of Game Notes).
- Preseason all-conference selection Foster Loyer continues to lead Davidson in scoring and is 23rd nationally, averaging 21.5 points per game.
- The redshirt senior is also shooting 44.7 percent (21-47) from 3-point range and 87.2 percent (34-39) at the charity stripe.
- Sam Mennenga, who was named to the Charleston Classic All-Tournament Team, is also averaging double figures, contributing 15.7 points per game to go along with 7.5 rebounds.
- Mennenga scored a career-high 23 points, and Loyer recorded his second double-double (22 points, 10 rebounds) in Davidson’s 66-61 win over Old Dominion on Sunday.
- The ‘Cats have won 58 of their last 66 games on Bob McKillop Court and 15 of 16 dating back to last season.
LAST TIME OUT | DAVIDSON 66, OLD DOMINION 61
- Sam Mennenga scored a career-high 23 points, and Foster Loyer recorded his second double-double of the season with 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead Davidson past Old Dominion 66-61 Sunday on the final day of the 2022 Charleston Classic.
- Mennenga, a redshirt junior from New Zealand, finished 9-of-14 from the floor and grabbed 7 boards. For Loyer, it was his third 20-point effort of the season.
- David Skogman joined the Davidson captains in double figures with 13 points, including a 7-of-7 showing from the charity stripe.
- As a team, the Wildcats went 18-of-23 at the line and finished their sixth game in 11 days, shooting 46.8 percent from the floor.
- Davidson, which trailed 12-7 early, responded with a 15-2 run and led by as many as 10 in the opening 20 minutes before going to the half up, 32-23.
- After the Monarchs used a 16-6 spurt to make it a one-point game, 46-45, with 8:51 to play, the Wildcats answered, stretching the margin back to double digits, highlighted by nine points from Mennenga.
- Ben Stanley paced Old Dominion with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
- Davidson will conclude its brief homestand Tuesday when cross-county rival Charlotte visits Belk Arena for a 7 p.m. tip.