• 2019-20 Ranking: 2nd
  • 2019-20 Record: 9-0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 1990
  • NCAA Sweet 16: 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 1990
  • NCAA Elite Eight: 2014
  • UAA Championships: 2019, 2016, 2015, 2013, 1990, 1989

Emory Men's Basketball Pulls Away From Maryville -- Stands 7-0 On The Season

Emory Men's Basketball Pulls Away From Maryville -- Stands 7-0 On The Season

Junior Matt Davet totaled a career-high 29 points and the Emory men's basketball team continued its torrid offensive pace on Sunday afternoon, recording a victory at Maryville College in the final contest of the Scots' Thanksgiving Classic.  The No. 2-ranked Eagles raised their record to 7-0 following 95-82 triumph over MC who fell to 0-5.

Davet finished the afternoon nine-of-18 from the field, including a career-best seven-of-14 from three-point range, while going four-of-four from the foul line in picking up his 37th career game of double-digit scoring and 12th of 20 or more points.  Davet's seven treys tied the Eagles' fifth-highest individual game total in school history.  Junior Matt Schner dialed up 17 points on the strength of five-of-10 field goal shooting, which saw him drain four from beyond the arc in six opportunities, and thee-of-four from the stripe.  Lawrence Rowley came through with his second straight double-double, chipping in 16 points while snaring a game-high 12 rebounds, while Romin Williams rounded out the Eagles' double-figure scorers with 15 points.  Junior guard Nick Stuck doled out a career-high 12 assists, tying the school's ninth-highest individual game total.

After a Schner trey gave Emory a 58-51 lead with 14:52 left in the game, Maryville went on an 11-2 scoring spree, keyed by back-to-back triples by Kevin Chong, to claim a 62-60 edge with 12:49 on the clock. The Eagles then took command of game with a 23-6 outburst that pushed them to an 83-68 cushion with 6:34 on the clock.  Emory started the decisive run by scoring 11 unanswered points, highlighted by a Davet three-pointer and a pair of three-point plays by Rowley, that put it up by a 71-62 count.  Holding a 74-66 lead, a 9-2 spurt that saw Davet hit a bucket and Schner a three-pointer boosted the Eagles to the 15-point bulge.  A subsequent 7-0 burst, ignited by a Davet trey, allowed Emory to post its largest lead of the day at 20 points, 90-70 with 3:50 left.

Maryville outshot Emory from the floor, 49.3 percent (33-of-67) to 42.9 percent (30-of-70), but the Eagles more than made up for that by raining down 16 treys in 36 opportunities while Scots converted nine-of-24.  Emory was extremely proficient at the foul line, hitting 95 percent (19-of-20) compared to MC's showing of 53.8 percent (7-of-13).

Davet rang up 19 points during the opening 20 minutes of action which saw the teams battle to a 41-41 standoff heading into halftime.  Davet was successful on five three-pointers in 10 attempts in the first stanza.  The Eagles led for the bulk of the half and used an 8-3 run, capped by a jumper from sophomore Mason Johnson, to register a 31-22 advantage with 7:53 left in the frame.  The Scots then countered with 11 unanswered points to claim their first lead, 33-31 with 4:37 left.  Davet hit a pair of triples in a 73-second span that pushed Emory to a 39-38 edge with 1:32 left on the clock.  A bucket by Johnson gave the Eagles a 41-38 margin but a trey by MC's Chong with three ticks remaining closed out the scoring.

Emory returns to action on Wednesday (Dec. 4) when it travels to LaGrange College in a 7:00 pm start.