Davidson 78, Emory 46
DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) _ Narcisse Ewodo marked his first collegiate start by scoring 13 of his 19 points in the first half Tuesday as Davidson pulled away to a 78-46 victory over Emory.
George Spain finished with 15 points for the Wildcats (6-4), although his string of 21 straight field goals was snapped four short of tying the NCAA individual record set in 1978 by American’s Ray Voelkel.
Ewodo opened the game with two straight 3-point jumpers to spark a 10-2 run. Taking advantage of 28.6 percent shooting by its Division III opponents, Davidson stretched the margin to 30-12 on Chris Alpert’s 3-point jumper with 8:10 left in the first half.
Although Jared Grossinger’s 3-point jumper capped a 7-2 rally and drew Emory (3-6) within 32-19 with 5:18 left, the Eagles got no closer and trailed 40-25 at halftime.
After Ray Minlend’s jumper gave Davidson a 52-32 advantage with 15:35 left in the game, an 8-2 Eagle run closed the deficit to 54-40 on Blake Hollender’s two free throws at the 10:06 mark.
The Wildcat transition game settled matters from there, as successive runs of 12-2 and 9-2 provided the largest lead, 75-44 on Minlend’s 3-pointer with 2:20 left.
Bruce Rosenzweig paced the Eagles, who played their only Division I opponent of the season, with 10 points. Alpert scored 10 points and handed out a career-high 11 assists for the Wildcats, who enjoyed a 45-20 rebounding margin.