Appalachian State Basketball: Appalachian vs. Davidson 1/14/2012

In what is always a highly anticipated game, Davidson made the trek up the mountain to face Appalachian on a Saturday afternoon. Davidson and Appalachian always play a very physical game when playing each other. Davidson had an unblemished league record and had been blowing opponents out in their three previous conference games. The Wildcats had defeated UNCG by 29, Georgia Southern by 22 and Western Carolina by 21. Considering that, I was thinking that the oddsmakers would favor Davidson by 6-7 points. When the line posted that morning I was excited to see a spread that favored Davidson by 8.5 As close as these two teams play historically, I jumped all over the Mountaineers again.

Davidson was in control the entire game until the Mountaineers took the their first lead of the game at 70-69 with just under 5 minutes to play. Davidson then went on a 10-0 run highlighted by the play of De’Mon Brooks who scored seven of the points in that run. With 2:20 to play Davidson was up 79-70 and the Appalachian short streak of covering spreads was in jeopardy. Omar Carter and Jamal Trice both hit late three to bring the margin to four points for the visiting Wildcats. Appalachian played a tough game and proved to the league that Davidson is beatable, and once again, covered for the fourth straight game. My record improved to 7-4

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