Davidson vs. Charleston: Full Game Preview
|Davidson||J Cohen 14.0||D Brooks 6.5||N Cochran 3.3|
|Charleston||A Lawrence 13.7||A Baru 8.5||A Lawrence 4.0|
College of Charleston welcomes Davidson to TD Arena on Thursday. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. EST and you can catch it on MyTV or ESPN3.com. The Cougars fell to the Wildcats 77-68 on Jan. 19 and are 5-5 against them over the last four years.
A win here would help close the gap with Davidson in the SoCon, who are in first place and just above College of Charleston in second place.
The 16 points and 10 rebounds by Trent Wiedeman helped the Cougars to a 71-68 victory over Chattanooga on Feb. 9. He is putting up 8.4 points per game while also averaging 5 rebounds per game. For the Wildcats, Jake Cohen finished with 14 points and 5 assists in the 87-52 blowout of Appalachian State on Feb. 9. With 14 points per game and 1.8 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.
Analyzing the differences between the teams, Davidson has an edge in one important area, scoring, where the Wildcats have the upper hand over the Cougars, 72 points per game to 65 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Davidson is strong in turnover percentage at 17.6 percent. This is good enough for second in the conference and 36th in the nation.
- The College of Charleston assist leader (Andrew Lawrence, 93 assists) has more assists than the Davidson assist leader (Nik Cochran, 79 assists).
- Anthony Stitt is ranked 8th in SoCon in assists.
- College of Charleston is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on College of Charleston is 211 lbs compared to 205 lbs for Davidson.
- College of Charleston has a better record on the road than Davidson this season (9-2 vs. 6-4).
- College of Charleston has come back to win after being down at half against Davidson four times since 1998.
- Adjehi Baru is ranked 40th nationally in rebounds and 5th in SoCon in blocks.
- College of Charleston has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Davidson ($34,219 vs. $48,029).
- Since 1998, College of Charleston has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Davidson (one vs. zero).
- The College of Charleston rebounding leader (Adjehi Baru, 212 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Davidson rebounding leader (De`Mon Brooks, 156 rebounds).
- College of Charleston has a better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (73.2 percent to 66.4 percent).
- College of Charleston is better at defending the three (29.4 percent allowed vs. 34.0 percent allowed) than Davidson this season.
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