CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) -Nik Cochran and Jake Cohen each scored 14 points to help Davidson hold off Western Carolina in a 75-72 victory on Saturday night.
Ben Allison had 12 points and Steve Rossiter added 10 for the Wildcats (13-12, 8-5 Southern Conference), who held a 70-67 lead on Will Archambalt's jumper with 4:20 left in the second half.
Western Carolina's Harouna Mutombo answered with a 3-pointer to tie the game at 70-70 with 4:07 to play. But the Catamounts (18-8, 8-6) would not pull ahead, as Cohen's layup with 1:05 remaining put Davidson up for good.
The Wildcats outscored Western Carolina in the paint, 32-18.
Davidson shot 46.4 percent from the floor (26-for-56) compared to the Catamounts, who shot 44.8 percent (26-for-58).
Mutombo led Western Carolina with a game-high 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Brandon Giles had 13 points and Jake Robinson added 11.
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