Game Day

College of Charleston at Davidson

When: Saturday, 2 p.m.

Where: Belk Arena, Davidson, N.C.

Records: CofC 6-7, Davidson 4-9.

TV/Radio: CSS/WTMZ 910-AM

College of Charleston at Davidson

When: Saturday, 2 p.m.

Where: Belk Arena, Davidson, N.C.

Records: CofC 6-7, Davidson 4-9.

TV/Radio: CSS/WTMZ 910-AM

Notes: The Cougars are coming off a 72-48 victory over The Citadel this past Sunday afternoon. . Willis Hall led the Cougars with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Anthony Stitt had 14 points, seven assists and six rebounds in the victory. .. Senior guard Nori Johnson came off the bench to contribute 12 points on four 3-pointers. . College of Charleston and Davidson will play each other the next four years beginning at Davidson and rotating home-and-home through the 2016-17 season. . CofC and Davidson have played one common opponent. Both squads defeated Charlotte - the Cougars, 83-82, on Nov. 12, and the Wildcats, 87-78, in overtime on Dec. 4. . Davidson holds a 53-14 advantage in the all-time series with College of Charleston. The Wildcats have won the last three games in a row, including a 74-55 win in the SoCon championship game last March in Asheville, N.C. Only three of CofC's 14 victories in the 67-game series dating back to 1927 have been won on the road. The Cougars last rallied back from a 14-point deficit in the second half to grab a 77-75 victory over the Stephen Curry-led Wildcats on Feb. 7, 2009, at Belk Arena.

When the College of Charleston left the Southern Conference for the Colonial Athletic Association, Cougars basketball coach Doug Wojcik had some tough decisions to make when it came to the team's schedule.

Wojcik wanted to keep some of the rivalries alive within the league, but couldn't schedule every team in the SoCon.

The Citadel and Furman were locks for the Cougars' schedule for the 2013-14 season.

Another SoCon team that was a no-brainer for Wojcik was Davidson.

The Cougars (6-7) will take on Davidson (4-9) Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Belk Arena. The game will be televised locally by CSS.

This will be the first of four meetings between the two teams over the next three years. Both Wojcik and Davidson head coach Bob McKillop said they'd like to continue playing each other for the foreseeable future.

"It's been such a good rivalry over the years and I know our fan base really likes this game," Wojcik said. "Bob has done such a great job with their program. I think he's kind of set the blueprint for how to build a mid-major program. I think we're all kind of aspiring to get to where Bob and Davidson are right now."

Wojcik said he hopes next year the two teams will be able to come up with a better date than New Year's Day.

"It was the only date that we could get it done," Wojcik said. "New Year's Day is usually reserved for college football, so hopefully next year we can get a better date."

This is the final year for Davidson in the SoCon. Several media reports a year ago had linked the Cougars and Wildcats in a package deal for the CAA. Davidson, however, opted for the more prestigious Atlantic-10. The Wildcats will join the A-10 for the 2014-15 season.

The Cougars are 4-6 against the Wildcats in their last 10 matchups. However, Davidson won all three games last season, including a 74-55 victory in the SoCon tournament finals.

"Every game has been a battle for us," McKillop said. "They played us so hard at our place a year ago. I don't see this game being any different."

The Wildcats have played a challenging non-conference schedule, facing five ranked opponents, including Duke, North Carolina and most recently 10th-ranked Wichita State. Injuries to De'Mon Brooks, the SoCon player of the year, and seniors Tom Droney and Chris Czerapowicz were to blame for the Wildcats' slow start. All three are healthy again.

"Don't let their record fool you, they're still Davidson," Wojcik said. "Bob likes playing a very tough non-conference schedule. They're a smart, very well-coached team with guys who know how to win."

McKillop has been equally impressed with the Cougars.

"They are one of the best defensive teams we'll see all season and they are tenacious on the glass," McKillop said. "We have got to keep them off the offensive boards if we're going to have a chance against them."