Davidson Wins Shootout With Eastern Washington, 96-86
DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Jack Gibbs scored 37 points, including 6 of 9 from 3-point range, to help lead Davidson to a 96-86 win over Eastern Washington on Wednesday night.
Gibbs entered the game ranked fourth in the nation in scoring at 24.6 points per game.
Brian Sullivan and Jordan Barham each added 22 points for the Wildcats (6-1), who shot 59.6 percent from the field and 50 percent from beyond the arc. The 22-point effort is a career-high for Barham.
Austin McBroom scored 33 points for the Eagles (5-4), and Venky Jois had 21 with 14 boards.
Davidson led 47-39 at the half and took its first double-digit lead (54-44) after Gibbs' layup with 16:50 left. A Nathan Ekwu layup with 9:28 remaining stretched the lead to 77-59.
A Jois dunk cut the Wildcats' lead 88-78 with 1:38 left, but the Eagles got no closer.