Paulus and Davidson's Stephen Curry matched three-point shots with under a minute and a half to go, but Paulus then followed with an off-balance jump shot to push the Blue Devils (8-0) ahead by seven points with 32 seconds left.
Curry led Davidson (3-3) with 20 points, even though he sat out much of the game because of foul trouble. Jason Richards added 14 points and Boris Meno 13 for the Wildcats.
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