CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Nik Cochran scored a career-high 32 points on 10-of-13 shooting, including six 3s, to lead Davidson past Western Carolina 79-74 Thursday night in Southern Conference play.
Trailing 6-5 early, Kalinoski's jumper capped a 25-7 run to put Davidson ahead 30-13 with 7:55 left in the half.
Davidson shot 55.6 percent (15 of 27) in the first half and led 44-31 at halftime.
Western Carolina (8-12, 5-3) fought back in the second half to get within one, 71-70, with 1:37 left, but Cochran answered with a 3-pointer to make it 74-70 with 1:18 remaining.
Western Carolina made just one field goal in the final minute and Davidson made three straight free throws to seal the victory.