Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 7:01 am

9-0

Filed under: Wildcats — Lex @ 7:01 am
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More than a month ago, I said that after losses to UNC, UCLA, State, Duke and Western Michigan, the Wildcats’ early promise had been erased and it would now be a tough slog to an NCAA bid.

So far, the Wildcats are slogging just fine, currently standing atop the SoCon at 9-0 after a win last night against Western Carolina. Playing in their first game after defeating previously undefeated (in SoCon) Chattanooga, the ‘Cats were ripe for a letdown, and it came in the second half. But they still were able to win by a respectable margin.

Yet this team has a lot still to prove. Let’s hope they continue playing that way.

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4 Comments

  1. Saturday was one of the most enjoyable days of Davidson basketball I’ve ever had.

    The 100th anniversary of Davidson hoops started off with a panel discussion of Hall of Famers – Lefty, Dick Snyder, Jerry Kroll, John Gerdy, Kenny Wilson, Hobby Cobb, and Mike Williams.

    All were fun to listen to, but Lefty was fantastic – had the audience rolling on the floor most of the time with his stories.

    The game was great – as Kilgo says, we “beat them like a yard dog.” Steph outscored UTC in the first half by himself.

    Afterwards was great – all the former players (over 100) came out on the floor to sign autographs. My kids got plenty, and it was cool to see all the players get each other to sign as well. Great fun talking to so many of them.

    If you haven’t done so in a while, you need to get down for a game, Lex. The players I talked to who hadn’t seen a game in years were amazed at the atmosphere in Belk and just how good this team is.

    At the very least, seeing the look on the faces of the opposing team when 5000 Davidson fans sing “Sweet Caroline” at the top of their lungs at the 8:00 timeout is worth a trip!

    Comment by Bill — Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:28 am @ 10:28 am

  2. I believe you, Bill — but why “Sweet Caroline”?

    I have never been to a game in Belk. I do need to come down for that.

    Comment by Lex — Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:49 am @ 10:49 am

  3. No real explanation for the song choice.

    Basically, they played it one game at the suggestion of a player. The students really got into the sing along. Here is one of several copies posted on YouTube from the Duke game at Bobcats Arena:

    During the UTC game on Saturday, the singing continued after the time out ended – and the UTC player missed the free throws during the continued a cappela version.

    Comment by Bill — Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:58 am @ 10:58 am

  4. That’s hilarious.

    Comment by Lex — Wednesday, January 23, 2008 11:13 am @ 11:13 am


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