The Citadel at Davidson preview

De'Mon Brooks

De’Mon Brooks

The Citadel at Davidson

WHEN: 4 p.m. Saturday. WHERE: Belk Arena, Davidson, N.C.
RECORDS: The Citadel 4-19, 0-8; Davidson 11-11, 7-1.
RADIO: 1450-AM


NOTES: The Citadel has lost 11 straight, the latest an 83-52 trouncing at Georgia Southern on Saturday … The Bulldogs’ 11-game skid is tied for the second-longest in 3-plus seasons under coach Chuck Driesell … The Citadel had a 12-game losing streak last season and an 11-game skid in 2011-12 … According to NCAA standings, with a loss at Davidson today The Citadel will become the second D-I team to reach 20 losses; Tennessee State is 3-21, and Bethune-Cookman also has 19 losses heading into a Saturday game with Savannah State … The Bulldogs missed 17 straight shots during a 29-0 GSU run on Thursday … Davidson has won four straight, the latest a 94-51 trouncing of Chattanooga, which entered that game 8-0 in SoCon play … Coach Bob McKillop is in his 25th season, and Davidson will honor the coach during pre-game ceremonies … Senior F De’Mon Brooks is averaging 18.2 points and 7.3 rebounds, with 5-11 G Brian Sullivan at 12.3 ppg, making 52 of 150 3-point tries … Davidson is the top-ranked team in the SoCon at kenpom.com at No. 161 … Defense has been the main issue for the Wildcats, who rank 10th in the SoCon in scoring defense (76 ppg) and ninth in FG percentage defense (46.9%) … But Davidson also leads the league in scoring offense (77 ppg) … kenpom predicts an 89-66 win for Davidson over No. 349 The Citadel.

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