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.