DAVIDSON, N.C. – In addition to becoming the 54th player in program history to score 1,000 career points, Davidson’s Hyunjung Lee netted a game-high 18 to lead the Wildcats past George Mason, 73-62, Wednesday evening inside Belk Arena.
Continuing to match its best start under head coach Bob McKillop, Davidson improves to 25-4 overall and clinched at least a share of the Atlantic 10 regular season title moving to 15-2 in league play.
Lee, who led his club with 8 rebounds, hit the milestone at the 8:26 mark of the opening period with a straight-away triple to put the ‘Cats up 22-21.
Playing in his final game on McKillop Court, senior Luka Brajkovic added 15 points, including a pair of treys, while Grant Huffman finished with 11.
The first 20 minutes featured two ties and 10 lead changes before the ‘Cats closed the period on an 8-0 run capped by Huffman’s baseline jumper at the buzzer to take a 32-28 advantage into the half.
Davidson, which shot 50.9 percent for the contest, grabbed control early in the second half pushing the margin to double digits, which grew to as many as 17 on a Huffman layup with 2:17 to play.
For the fourth straight outing, the Wildcats were impressive at the defensive end limiting the Patriots to just 38.2 percent from the floor.
George Mason (14-14, 7-8) had four players score 11 points, including the conference’s leading scorer Josh Oduro, who was held to just 4-of-17 shooting.
The Wildcats also finished with a commanding 39-28 advantage on the glass.
Davidson will conclude its 2021-22 regular season Saturday afternoon with a 12:30 p.m. contest at Dayton.
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