You almost have to feel a little sorry for Mike Davis.
The Detroit Mercy coach was at Indiana, replacing Bob Knight after he was dismissed, and leading the Hoosiers to the championship game in 2002.
His career has declined considerably.
Davis resigned at Indiana in 2006 and took the UAB job shortly thereafter. UAB fired him in 2012. From there he went on to Texas Southern where he did well before moving to Detroit Mercy in 2018.
He’ll be out again in 2019.
After losing to NC State Saturday evening, Detroit Mercy is now 0-13 and that’s a level of failure that no one is going to survive.
DJ Horne led the way with 26 points including six three pointers. Ben Middlebrooks, who hasn’t done a lot since transferring from Clemson, had 11.
The truth is that Detroit Mercy is pretty awful and things are not likely to turn around any time soon.
With the win, State moves to 9-3 and will see Notre Dame after the holiday break.
In an alumni note, former Tar Heel Caleb Love and Arizona were in a tight game with FAU, a game that in fact went to double OT. Love had a chance to be the hero, but he missed a shot that would have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, missing a three with the clock about to expire.
After the shot, he fell backwards and it looked like his undisciplined shots at UNC. However, he may have been trying to sell a foul.
Only one game on Christmas Eve as Georgia Tech takes on Nevada in the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic.
Sunday’s ACC Action
Nevada vs. Georgia Tech || 9:00 PM || ESPN
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