Davidson wins 2013 Southern Conference basketball tournament: Wildcats punch ticket to NCAA Tournament

USA TODAY Sports

The Wildcats are going dancing again after winning the Southern Conference tournament on Monday.

The Davidson Wildcats are heading to the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row after defeating the College of Charleston Cougars, 74-55, on Monday night to win the Southern Conference Tournament.

The Wildcats enter the tournament as one of the hotter teams in the nation, riding a 17-game win streak as they swept through the Southern Conference Tournament.

Junior forward De'Mon Brooks led the Wildcats with 24 points. Senior guard J.P. Kuhlman added 14 points for Davidson as they won the Southern Conference championship for the second-straight year.

It was a much easier ride for Davidson after barely squeaking by the Appalachian State Mountaineers, 65-62, in the semi-finals. The Cougars shot 30 percent from the floor, dooming any chance they had of pushing past Davidson, who shot 55 percent from the floor. The Wildcats never trailed in the game as they beat the Cougars for the third time this year.

This will be the second-straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament for the Wildcats. Davidson fell to the Louisville Cardinals in the first round of the tournament last year as a eleven seed. This year, the Wildcats will also most likely enter the tournament with an uphill battle to climb. Chris Dobbertean of SB Nation has the Wildcats as a No. 14 seed going up against the Florida Gators in the first round.

More in College Basketball:

Andrew Sharp: March Madness hits Michigan

Bracketology: How far did Michigan fall?

NCAA Tourney Autobids: 5 teams punch dance tickets

Big Ten Tournament: Complete coverage

Big East Tournament: Complete coverage

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.