Statesboro, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Brian Sullivan scored 25 points to lead the Davidson Wildcats to an 88-73 road win over the Georgia Southern Eagles in a Southern Conference matchup at Hanner Fieldhouse.
Tom Droney was next in line with 14 points for the Wildcats (15-11, 11-1 SoCon), who have now won eight in a row and 11 of their last 12 games overall. De'Mon Brooks added 13 points, and Chris Czerapowicz finished with 11 points and eight rebounds.
The Eagles (11-16, 4-8) suffered their fourth consecutive loss despite a big game from Jelani Hewitt, who led all scorers with 32 points and matched a career-high with six 3-pointers. Brian Holmes and Tre Bussey rounded out the double-digit scorers with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
The Wildcats sprinted out of the gate as they shot 60 percent from the floor and made 5-of-10 3-pointers in the opening frame to claim a 45-32 lead at the break.
Hewitt scored 21 of his 32 points after halftime, but the Wildcats ultimately put the game away with an 11-0 spurt late in the contest. The visitors finished with 11 3-pointers (.440) on the day.
Davidson has dominated the head-to-head series with GSU as it won for the 15th time in the last 16 meetings. In addition, the Wildcats not only extended their SoCon road winning streak to 12, but they also clinched a first-round bye for the conference tournament.