BOONE, N.C. - Davidson shot 51.9 percent from the field, including a blistering 61.5 percent in the first half, and Appalachian State University men's basketball had its five-game home winning streak snapped with a 79-56 loss to the visiting Wildcats on Saturday afternoon at the Holmes Center.
Although the Wildcats would cool off in the second half, shooting just 42.3 percent (11-of-26) from the floor, but App State never really threatened as Davidson led by as many as 30 points (69-39) midway through the second period.
Jake Cohen led four Davidson players in double figures with 17 points while De'Mon Brooks notched a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Tyler Kalinoski scored 15 off the bench for the Wildcats and Chris Czerapowicz added 13 points and ripped down seven boards.
Davidson shot 51.9 percent (27-of-52) from the floor on the afternoon and converted 17-of-21 free throws (81.0 percent) while the Mountaineers connected on 21-of-30 foul shots.
The Wildcats finished with a 41-29 edge in rebounds and limited Appalachian to just five assists while dishing out 17, including a game-high seven from Tom Droney.
Appalachian State returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to College of Charleston for a 7 p.m. showdown with the Cougars.
GAME NOTES: The Mountaineers dropped to 32-39 all-time against the Wildcats... Davidson picked up its second-straight win in Boone... Appalachian's shooting percentage was its worst since shooting just 28.8 percent (15-of-52) in a 56-51 loss to Wofford in the SoCon Championship game on March 8, 2010... Saturday's loss snapped a string of five-straight games in which the Apps had at least four players score in double figures... the Mountaineers saw their five-game home win streak come to an end, the longest since the 2009-10 team won six in a row...
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