Davidson stays unbeaten with 75-71 win over VMI

The Davidson men's basketball team improves to 3-0 for the first time since the 2018-19 season...
The Davidson men's basketball team improves to 3-0 for the first time since the 2018-19 season with a 75-71 win over the VMI Keydets.(WBTV)
Published: Nov. 13, 2022 at 6:19 PM EST
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DAVIDSON, N.C. – Foster Loyer paced five Davidson players in double figures as the Wildcats held off VMI, 75-71, in non-conference men’s basketball action Sunday afternoon inside John M. Belk Arena. Davidson moves to 3-0 for the first time since the 2018-19 season, while the Keydets fall to 1-2 overall.

Loyer, who entered as the nation’s leading scorer at 34.0 points per game, finished with 17 to go along with 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Backcourt mate Grant Huffman added 15 on 7-of-12 shooting, while Desmond Watson and Connor Kochera had 11 each and Sam Mennenga scored 10 and hauled in 6 boards.

After Kochera pushed the ‘Cats’ margin back to double digits, 55-44, with his third trey of the contest, VMI slowly chipped away and eventually made it a one-point with seven ticks remaining. 

Davidson, which finished 13-of-17 from the charity stripe, got a pair of free throws from David Skogman and Loyer in the waning seconds to secure the win. 

Tony Felder scored a game-high 22 points for VMI, which shot 68.2 percent (15-22) after intermission to climb back in the game.  

The Wildcats used a 13-4 run midway through the first 20 minutes to grab control before going to the half up, 38-24.  

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The Wildcats will take part in the 2022 Charleston Classic Nov. 17, 18 and 20. Davidson opens the annual event with former league rival College of Charleston on Thursday at 7 p.m. inside TD Arena.