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Basketball Doubleheader WEDNESDAY!!

by | Dec 20, 2022

Men’s Basketball vs. Northeastern
Tacky Holiday Sweaters
Wednesday, December 21 | 1 PM | John Belk Arena
Watch | Listen | Live Stats

The Men’s Basketball team is back in action at Belk Arena on Wednesday, December 21 at 1 PM as they take on Northeastern for our Tacky Holiday Sweater Game! We encourage everyone to wear their tackiest Holiday sweater to cheer on your Wildcats in their last non-conference game!

* All Men’s Basketball season tickets and single game tickets for the Northeastern game are good for admission to the Women’s Basketball game at 4 PM against Charlotte for the 704 Cup! *

Fans will have the opportunity to meet Santa and get FREE COOKIES! We will also be having a Teddy Bear Toss at halftime! Fans are encouraged to bring a teddy bear to throw onto the court. One lucky fan that lands in the target will win a Davidson prize pack including TWO COURTSIDE TICKETS to the Dayton game on 12/31! All of the teddy bears that we collect will be donated to Toys for Tots just in time for Christmas! So come on out, bring a teddy bear to toss and support your Wildcats!

Women’s Basketball vs. Charlotte
704 Cup
Wednesday, December 21 | 4 PM | John Belk Arena
Watch | Live Stats

Following the Men’s Basketball game, the Women’s Basketball team is back in action at Belk Arena as they host Charlotte for the 704 Cup at 4 PM! The winner of this cross-county rivalry game will be presented with a trophy! We look forward to seeing you there!

Fans, make sure you wear your tackiest holiday sweater for your chance to win a holiday themed Davidson prize pack!

More details about the men’s game


Head Coach: Matt McKillop (Davidson, 2006)
Career Record: 7-4 (1st season), Record at Davidson: Same

Head Coach: Bill Coen (Hamilton College, 1983)
Career Record: 263-251 (17th season), Record at Northeastern: Same


Date | Time: December 21, 2022 | 1:00 PM
Locations: Davidson, N.C. | Site: John M. Belk Arena
Radio: Davidson Radio Network



Series Record: Davidson leads, 4-0
Streak: Won 4
Last Meeting: 12/12/21, Davidson Won 79-69 (Boston)
Last Davidson Win: 12/12/21, Won 79-69 (Boston)
Last Northeastern Win: N/A
First Meeting: 11/18/18, Davidson Won 71-59 (N)
Davidson Record at Home: 1-0
Davidson Record on Road: 2-0
Davidson Record at Neutral Site: 1-0
Matt McKillop‘s Record: 0-0


  • Davidson will close out non-conference play Wednesday when Northeastern visits Belk Arena for a 1 p.m. tip.
  • The Wildcats come in 7-4 overall following a 69-61 setback to top-ranked Purdue over the weekend in the Indy Classic.
  • Saturday’s contest against the Boilermakers was Davidson’s 11th all-time against the No. 1 team in the country.
  • Coming off his third double-double of the season, Foster Loyer continues to lead the Wildcats in scoring averaging 18.7 points per game.
  • Sam Mennenga is also contributing double figures (16.4 ppg) for the ‘Cats, while leading the team in rebounding (6.8 rpg) and field-goal percentage (.556).
  • Loyer and Mennenga have combined for eight of the Wildcats’ nine (Reed Bailey) 20-point outings this season.
  • Sophomore Desmond Watson is averaging 11.8 points and shooting 54.5 percent from the floor over his last four games.


  • Zach Edey scored 29 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as top-ranked Purdue pulled away late from upset-minded Davidson, 69-61, in the Indy Classic Saturday evening from Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
  • Playing their 11th game in school history against the No. 1 team in the country, the Wildcats fall to 7-4 on the season. The Boilermakers remain unbeaten, improving to 11-0.
  • Despite the loss, Sam Mennenga paced Davidson with 14 points, while fellow captain Foster Loyer recorded his third double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 assists.
  • Purdue, which got to the line 37 times (28 makes) to just 11 attempts for the Wildcats, used an 8-3 spurt late to push the margin to nine, 66-57, and all but put the game out of reach.
  • Trailing 39-31 at the 15:42 mark, Davidson cut the deficit to one, 42-41, highlighted by 3-pointers from David Skogman and Connor Kochera, but were unable to go back in front.
  • The Boilermakers also got double-doubles from Caleb Furst (12 pts, 13 rebs) and Braden Smith (10 pts, 12 rebs), while Fletcher Loyer, Foster’s younger brother, added 14 points, including a 9-of-10 effort at the line.
  • After Purdue raced out to a 9-0 advantage, Davidson settled in and responded with a 15-5 spurt, capped by a Mennenga two-handed jam to put the Wildcats on top, 15-14.
  • The two teams traded buckets over the last seven minutes of the opening period as the ‘Cats trailed by just one at the half, 28-27.


  • Davidson will break for the Christmas holiday before opening Atlantic 10 play at Fordham on Dec. 28.

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