Basketball Doubleheader WEDNESDAY!!
Tacky Holiday Sweaters
Wednesday, December 21 | 1 PM | John Belk Arena
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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!
Wednesday, December 21 | 4 PM | John Belk Arena
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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!
DAVIDSON WILDCATS (7-4, 0-0 A-10)
Head Coach: Matt McKillop (Davidson, 2006)
Career Record: 7-4 (1st season), Record at Davidson: Same
NORTHEASTERN HUSKIES (3-7, 0-0 CAA)
Head Coach: Bill Coen (Hamilton College, 1983)
Career Record: 263-251 (17th season), Record at Northeastern: Same
Locations: Davidson, N.C. | Site: John M. Belk Arena
Radio: Davidson Radio Network
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.
LAST TIME OUT | NO. 1 PURDUE – 69, DAVIDSON – 61 | DEC. 17, 2022 | INDIANAPOLIS, IND. | INDY CLASSIC
- 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.