Freshman Kellan Grady made five 3-pointers and scored a season-best 30 points, helping Davidson beat Akron 91-78 on Monday for seventh at the Diamond Head Classic.
Grady only had six points in the first half as Davidson led 39-34, but the Wildcats opened the second half by making 9 of 12 shots, including four 3-pointers by Grady, for a 64-47 lead. Davidson’s lead didn’t drop below eight points the rest of the way.
Peyton Aldridge had 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Davidson (5-6), which was 13 of 28 from distance and shot 53.2 percent overall. KiShawn Pritchett added 14 points and Oskar Michelsen 11.
Jimond Ivey led Akron (6-5) with 25 points, Daniel Utomi had 22 points and nine rebounds, and Malcolm Duvivier added 21 points. The Zips made 14 of 35 3-pointers with five apiece from Ivey and Duvivier, and four from Utomi.