Aldridge’s 35 pts paces Davidson past Saint Louis 78-60
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Peyton Aldridge scored 35 points, 22 in the first half, and third-seeded Davidson beat No. 6 seed Saint Louis 78-60 in a Friday night Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament quarterfinal contest.
Davidson (19-11) moves on to the semis to play No. 2 seed St. Bonaventure on Saturday.
The Wildcats made six of their first nine shots and Aldridge made a pair of 3-pointers and Kellan Grady added another for a 15-10 lead. Davidson continued its barrage of 3s with Aldridge adding two more and one from Will Magarity as part of an 11-0 run. Jon Axel Gudmundsson’s 3 made it 39-13 with 4:14 left before intermission.
Before intermission, Aldridge made all six of his 3-point attempts and was 8-of-12 shooting overall as the Wildcats led 41-23 at the break. Davidson led by double figures throughout the second half. Aldridge finished 13-of-19 shooting and Grady scored 19.
Davell Roby led the Billikens (17-16) with 26 points, Javon Bess scored 13 and Jalen Johnson, 10.