Davidson 63, West Virginia 60

Chris Czerapowicz had 15 points and nine rebounds to lead
Davidson past West Virginia 63-60 in a semifinal game Friday at the
Old Spice Classic.

De’Mon Brooks added 12 points for Davidson (3-2), which advanced
to Sunday night’s championship game.

West Virginia (1-2) got 15 points from Juwan Staten and Gary
Browne added 11.

After Staten scored after a steal to get West Virginia within
one point with 1 minute left, Czerapowicz made a 3-pointer on
Davidson’s next possession to put the Wildcats up 61-57.

The Mountaineers cut the deficit to 61-60 on Terry Henderson’s
long-range jumper with 13.6 seconds left. Nik Cochran made two late
free throws for Davidson’s three-point advantage.

Davidson opened the second half with a 9-0 run, including four
points by Jake Cohen and Clint Mann’s 3-pointer, to take a 39-32
lead.

After Czerapowicz hit a 3-pointer and added a free throw, Cohen
had a basket to make it 49-38 midway through the second half.

Cohen, who fouled out late, had 11 points.

West Virginia center Aaric Murray, who picked up his fourth foul
six minutes into the second and fouled out with 1:56 remaining,
finished with six points and eight rebounds.

Jabarie Hinds and Staten both had eight points to help West
Virginia take a 32-30 halftime lead.

Czerapowicz connected on a 3-pointer during Davidson’s 8-0 run
that tied it at 30-all one minute before the break.