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Davidson vs. Charleston: Full Game Preview
Davidson
(17-7, 6-5 away)
Charleston
(18-7, 9-4 home)
Venue: TD Arena
7:30PM ET / 4:30PM PT, February 14, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
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

Davidson visits TD Arena on Thursday to take on College of Charleston. It gets started at 7:30 p.m. EST and it can be seen on MyTV or ESPN3.com. The Wildcats defeated the Cougars 77-68 on Jan. 19 and are 5-5 against them over the past four years.

College of Charleston and Davidson are packed together in the conference, holding down second and first place, respectively.

The 14 points and 6 rebounds by Tom Droney helped the Wildcats to an 87-52 cakewalk over Appalachian State on Feb. 9. In addition to his 4.3 points per game, he is also chipping in 2.8 rebounds per game. For the Cougars, Trent Wiedeman finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds in the 71-68 win over Chattanooga on Feb. 9. He is averaging 8.4 points and 5 rebounds per game.

There is a single key statistical area where Davidson can exploit College of Charleston, scoring, where the Wildcats have an edge over the Cougars, 72 points per game to 65 points per game.

College of Charleston StatSmack

  • Davidson has a better conference record than College of Charleston this season (12-1 vs. 10-3).
  • Davidson is better under pressure, and has defeated College of Charleston in seven out of the last 10 games decided by five points or fewer.
  • Davidson is a better free-throw-shooting team (81.0 percent vs. 66.6 percent) than College of Charleston this season.
  • Davidson has a stronger schedule than College of Charleston this season (SOS Rank: No. 250 vs. No. 307).
  • De`Mon Brooks is ranked 8th in SoCon in rebounds.
  • Even computers respect Davidson more. Davidson has a better RPI this season than College of Charleston (RPI: No. 112 vs. No. 136).
  • Be afraid. Davidson has blown out more teams than College of Charleston this season (seven blowouts vs. three).
  • Davidson has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than College of Charleston (four vs. zero).
  • Davidson has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (26 percent vs. 70 percent).
  • Davidson has a better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (69.5 percent to 65.3 percent).
DAV Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Jake Cohen 26 14 6 1 1 2 2
B- De`Mon Brooks 27 14 6 1 1 1 2
C Nik Cochran 31 10 3 3 1 0 2
C C. Czerapowicz 25 9 5 1 0 0 0
C J.P. Kuhlman 29 8 2 3 1 0 2
C Clint Mann 20 7 3 1 1 1 1
C Tyler Kalinoski 23 7 3 2 1 0 1
C- Tom Droney 21 4 3 2 1 0 1
D Connor Perkey 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Jordan Barham 6 3 1 0 0 0 0
D Clay Tormey 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Ali Mackay 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Mason Archie II 2 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Youssef Mejri 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Jake Belford 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
CofC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Andrew Lawrence 32 14 3 4 2 0 3
B- Adjehi Baru 32 10 9 1 0 1 2
C Anthony Stitt 33 11 3 3 1 0 3
C Willis Hall 23 7 6 1 0 0 1
C Anthony Thomas 29 9 5 2 1 1 3
C Trent Wiedeman 21 8 5 1 0 0 1
D+ Nori Johnson 17 4 2 1 0 1 1
D+ Theo Johnson 12 3 2 0 0 1 1
D Matt Sundberg 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Pat Branin 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Judson Hall 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Bart Benton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Chad Cooke 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Trevonte Dixon 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
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