Originally created 01/22/06

Davidson pounds Georgia Southern



DAVIDSON, N.C. - Eric Blancett scored 17 points to lead Davidson to a 83-58 win over Georgia Southern in the Southern Conference on Saturday.

Davidson (11-6, 5-1) won its 17th straight home game as the Wildcats' bench, led by Blancett, scored 44 points.

Georgia Southern (12-6, 3-2) never got closer than 15 points in the second half. The Eagles shot just 38.3 percent from the floor.

Elton Nesbitt, the conference's leading scorer at 21.4 points per game, led Georgia Southern with 15 points. Donte Gennie had 11.

Davidson finished the game hitting 33-of-65 field goals, or 50.8 percent, including 9-of-22 from 3-point range.

Brendan Winters had 15 points and Ian Johnson added 11 for Davidson.