by Golden Bulls Sports Informations Department
Institute, WV (Nov. 11, 2017) – Johnson C. Smith University senior guard Robert Davis scored his 1,000th career point in the Golden Bulls 79-58 win over UVa. Wise at the Earl Lloyd Classic hosted by West Virginia State on Saturday afternoon.
Davis, from West Friendship, Md., needed only eight points to reach the milestone entering the game, knocked down a three-pointer at the 12:44 mark of the first half, to go over the 1,000 point mark and gave the Golden Bulls the 13-11 lead.
UVa. Wise then used a 10-2 run to gain the 21-15 advantage at the 9:05 mark when Michal Seals hit from deep. JCSU then battled to tie the game at 22-22 when Roddric Ross (Forest City, NC) hit a layup and was fouled. He converted the free throw for the tie, the fourth of the game.
The Golden Bulls never trailed from that point forward, eventually building an eight-point lead (39-31) heading into the halftime break.
It was all JCSU in the second half, as the Golden Bulls jumped to a 50-36 lead after a Cayse Minor (Winston-Salem, NC) basket with 17:06 remaining. UVa. Wise cut the deficit to 50-42 but JCSU stretched the lead to 68-51 on a Davis layup at the 6:32 mark. JCSU enjoyed their biggest lead of the day of 26 points when Aaron Adair (Kernersville, NC) made a free throw with 2:21 left to give JCSU the 79-53 lead. The Cavs then scored the final five points of the game to provide the 79-58 final.
Collectively, JCSU shot 45.2% from the field on a 28-of-62 effort and hit 33.3% from long range (5-of-15) while the Cavs only managed a 34.5% shooting effort (20-58).
JCSU owned the play down low, outscoring the opponent 36-16 inside and forced 20 turnovers on their way to scoring 18 points on UVa. Wise miscues.
Individually, Davis led the Golden Bulls with 25 points and was 8-of-8 from the line. Ross had 19 points and a team-high nine rebounds. Cayse Minor was the other JCSU player in double-figures, finishing with 10 points.
The Golden Bulls improve to 2-0 on the season and will hit the road on Tuesday night, traveling to SIAC foe Tuskegee. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. (CT).