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Men’s Basketball Earns Second Win this Season Over Fordham

by | Feb 21, 2024

Conner Kochera had 21 points in the ‘Cats home win over Fordham.


DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson shot 57.7 percent in the second half and used a 25-6 run to grab control and defeat Fordham, 68-53, in Atlantic 10 men’s basketball action Tuesday evening inside Belk Arena.

With the win, the ‘Cats improve to 15-11 overall and 5-8 in league play.

Coming off a season-high 29 points at St. Bonaventure, Connor Kochera led the Wildcats in scoring for the second straight outing with a game-high 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including three 3-pointers.

Reed Bailey added 19 points highlighted by a 12-of-16 effort at the line, while Angelo Brizzi was a huge spark off the bench with 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 24 minutes. Backcourt mate Grant Huffman was just as impressive with 10, 6 and 4.

Trailing 39-34 with 12:45 left, Brizzi ignited Davidson’s game-changing spurt with a deep 3-pointer. He would later hit another triple and assist on three other buckets during the streak.

In addition to their strong offensive performance after intermission, the Wildcats held Fordham (10-16, 4-9 A-10) to just 26.7 percent in the period.

Will Richardson and Elijah Gray paced the Rams with nine points each.

Davidson scored the game’s first nine points and led 18-9 before Fordham closed the opening 20 minutes on a 15-5 run to lead 24-23 at the half.

Up Next
Davidson will play its next two on the road beginning with a 6 p.m. tip at Richmond Saturday evening.

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