Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Monday, March 10, 2008 12:15 pm

A team on the verge

Filed under: Wildcats — Lex @ 12:15 pm
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The Davidson Wildcats are ranked in the AP poll — No. 25 — for the first time in almost 40 years. They went 20-0 in the Southern Conference, only the second time in that ancient conference that any team had gone undefeated the first time anyone in the SoCon had gone 20-0. Shooting guard Stephen Curry is an SI All American (second team). Point guard Jason Richards leads the nation in assists but likely will wind up as nobody’s All American.

After dispatching UNCG, the SoCon team that perhaps best matched up with them, yesterday, Davidson meets local heroes and upstart underdogs the Elon Phoenix at 9 tonight for the SoCon tourney title and the automatic NCAA bid that goes with it. Because of the string of early-season losses, the ‘Cats probably must win this game to go to the dance — quality losses are, in the end, losses. But if they do go, they’ll be one team nobody, but nobody, will want to play.

Despite an oh-dark-thirty assignment tomorrow morning, I’ll be up tonight to watch and make sure the Wildcats take care of business.

UPDATE: And they’re in! Elon kept it close late, but Curry, after going cold, got hot late. And, yes, Richards knows how to dish the rock. The ESPN announcers were talking about a seeding as high as 7 or 8. Wow.

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5 Comments

  1. They should do much better than a 16th seed

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Monday, March 10, 2008 1:42 pm @ 1:42 pm

  2. Your keyboard to God’s ear.

    Comment by Lex — Monday, March 10, 2008 1:48 pm @ 1:48 pm

  3. Quick update – on the AP poll that came out today, we’re up to 23. ESPN/USA Today has us at 25.

    Quick correction – we’ve gone undefeated in the SoCon three times under McKillop. However, we had disappointing losses in the tourney the previous two times. I hope tonight breaks that streak. I believe Lefty had three undefeated conference teams as well. However, nobody has ever gone 20-0 in a conference. Let’s make it 23-0 tonight!

    We went down this weekend, and I can’t tell you how great they looked. They are absolutely peaking right now, and at the right time. They really could beat anyone if they keep playing this way. Our crowd was also outstanding, and it was just a blast being there. Unfortunately, school and work means we couldn’t stay for tonights game, and we’ll watch on television.

    Go Cats!

    Comment by Bill — Monday, March 10, 2008 6:24 pm @ 6:24 pm

  4. How sweet it is! Three-peat for the senior class.

    Comment by Bill — Monday, March 10, 2008 10:10 pm @ 10:10 pm

  5. Erm, How ’bout them Cats? as I seem to remember people saying . . .

    Comment by Nick — Wednesday, March 12, 2008 8:19 am @ 8:19 am


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