CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Freshman Trevis Simpson scored 15 points to lead North Carolina-Greensboro to a 71-64 win over Davidson in the first round of the Southern Conference tournament Friday.
Brandon Evans had 12 points and Kyle Randall 11 for the Spartans (7-23), who will face Western Carolina in the quarterfinals Saturday.
Brendan McKillop scored 14 points and J.P. Kuhlman had 11 for the Wildcats (17-14), who shot 18 of 75 from the floor (24 percent) in their final game of the season.
UNC Greensboro made its first four field goals, including two 3-pointers by Evans, and Davidson missed its first seven attempts en route to a 32-24 Spartans lead at halftime.
The Wildcats scored only two points off 17 offensive rebounds in the first half, shooting 6 of 37 from the floor (16.2 percent) and 1 of 12 from the 3-point line.
After Davidson got to 50-44, UNC Greensboro answered with an 8-0 run.