Aldridge scores 29 in 1st half, Davidson beats Saint Joe’s
DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) Peyton Aldridge scored 32 points with five 3-pointers and had nine rebounds and four assists to lead Davidson past Saint Joseph’s 91-62 on Tuesday night.
Davidson jumped out to a 51-28 lead at halftime – with 29 points from Aldridge. His 3-point play in the opening seconds of the second half capped his scoring and he subbed out to a standing ovation after 31 minutes. He finished 13 of 22 from the field, including 5 of 11 from behind the arc.
Kellan Grady added 15 points and KiShawn Pritchett 12 for Davidson (13-9, 8-3 Atlantic 10). After back-to-back 20-point outings, Grady was named the conference rookie of the week on Monday for the fourth time this season.
Davidson entered leading the nation in assist-turnover ratio (1.77). The Wildcats also rank high in free-throw percentage (7th/78.0) and 3-pointers per game (10th/11.0). Davidson finished with 27 assists, 11 turnovers and 20 3-pointers, but only hit 20 of 39 free throws.
Shavar Newkirk paced Saint Joseph’s (9-14, 4-7) with 16 points.