De'Mon Brooks had 24 points and eight rebounds, and the Davidson Wildcats defended their Southern Conference championship with a wire-to-wire 74-55 victory over the College of Charleston on Monday night.
With two-time conference player of the year Jake Cohen in foul trouble most of the game, Brooks turned in a dominating inside performance showing a variety of moves the Cougars simply couldn't defend and was selected the tournament MVP.
JP Kuhlman chipped in with 14 points and Nick Cochran had 10. Cohen had 12 points despite playing less than half of the game.
Andrew Lawrence led College of Charleston with 19 points.
Unlike a year ago when Davidson blew a 13-point lead with 2:47 left in the title game and needed double overtime to defeat Western Carolina, the Wildcats left no doubt about the outcome of this one. They outscored the Cougars 21-12 in the game's final 12 minutes.
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