Prior to the start of the 2014-15 season Atlantic 10 newcomer Davidson wasn’t expected by its new conference mates to be much of a threat, as they were picked to finish 12th in the preseason poll. Well, Bob McKillop’s Wildcats have played much better than anticipated, and on Saturday night Davidson moved to 11-2 on the season with an 81-67 win over Richmond in their first-ever Atlantic 10 game.
The star for Davidson was guard Jack Gibbs, who shot 9-for-14 from the field and scored a career-high 32 points to go along with six rebounds and four assists. As a team Davidson, one of the nation’s most efficient offensive teams, shot nearly 53 percent from the field and 69.2% inside of the arc. Joining Gibbs in double figures were guard Tyler Kalinoski (21 points, six rebounds and three assists) and forward Andrew McAuliffe (ten points, four rebounds).
Kendall Anthony scored 15 points to lead the way for the Spiders but needed 18 field goal attempts to reach that figure, making just seven. Richmond committed just five turnovers on the evening, but their inability to slow down the Davidson offense proved to be the difference in the end. Above are highlights from Davidson’s first conference win as a member of the A-10.