DAVIDSON -- Donald Sims scored 44 points and Appalachian State snapped a three-game losing streak with a 78-68 win over Davidson on Saturday.
Isaac Butts added 13 points and Kellen Brand had 12 for the Mountaineers (8-7, 2-2 Southern Conference).
Sims made 13 of 19 field goal attempts, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range. He also was 13-for-13 at the foul line. The Mountaineers shot 53.2 percent from the field (25-for-47).
DavidsonWildcats.com: Sims was 13-for-19 from the field, 5-for-7 from 3-point range and 13-for-13 from the free-throw line. His point total set a new Belk Arena record, topping Stephen Curry’s 41 points against Chattanooga last season. It was also the second-most individual points against Davidson in school history, besting the 43 points NC State’s David Thompson netted Dec. 21, 1974. The Observer: Steve Rossiter-13 from the free-throw line. His point total set a new Belk Arena record, topping Stephen Curry’s layup gave Davidson its first lead of the second half, 62-61, with 6:59 to go, but Appalachian State closed the game on a 17-6 run, including 13 points from Sims. McKillop: “They earned this victory. They played very well. They came back from a deficit with superb execution. … At key moments, they made key baskets, and at key moments, we missed key baskets.” Buzz: “I was just trying to get some defensive stops and run when we could, and if not then bring it out and try to use Sims on some ball screens.”