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It was the 900th game

of McKil­lop’s 30-year ca­reer at David­son. He has a ca­reer record of 559-341.

Bra­jkovic con­tin­ued to

dis­play solid - and smooth - in­side moves, scor­ing 12 points on 5-of-7 shoot­ing.

The Wild­cats led 41-32

at half­time, their fi­nal two points com­ing on a put­back dunk by sopho­more guard Carter Collins.

North­east­ern was

with­out in­jured start­ing point guard Vasa Pu­sica (wrist), a pre­sea­son Al­lCAA pick, and guard Shawn Oc­ceus (an­kle), the league’s de­fen­sive player of the year last sea­son. An­other key Huskie, guard-for­ward Max Bour­siquot, is out with a hip in­jury.

David­son last played

con­sec­u­tive games against non­con­fer­ence op­po­si­tion in 1961, when the Wild­cats beat Al­abama 68-63 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., then won again over the Crim­son Tide 10 days later at what’s now Char­lotte’s Bo­jan­gles’ Coli­seum 73

67.

The Wild­cats play

again at Belk Arena on Tues­day against the Char­lotte 49ers for the Hor­net’s Nest Tro­phy. The Wild­cats, who won last sea­son’s game against the 49ers 85-70, trail in the se­ries 28-16 but have won five in a row.

JEFF SOCHKO - David­sonPho­tos.com

David­son fresh­man Luka Bra­jkovic, cen­ter, works to get a shot off against North­east­ern in a non­con­fer­ence game at Belk Arena on Satur­day. Bra­jkovic had 12 points and five re­bounds in the Wild­cats’ 78-69 win.

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