Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Monday, April 7, 2008 7:36 pm

One last look back …

Filed under: Wildcats — Lex @ 7:36 pm
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… to the beginning of the season, when Andy Katz of ESPN picked Davidson at 23 in his preseason poll. (He also correctly picked Memphis, UNC, UCLA and Kansas in his preseason top 4, if by “correctly,” you mean “this year’s Final Four”). Of the ‘Cats, he said, “Don’t really care if you think this pick is crazy. Davidson has one of the hidden gems in Stephen Curry. Bob McKillop is one of the top coaches who gets zero pub. This team will win 28 to 29 games and be a tough out in the NCAAs. So deal with Davidson in the Top 25.”

Stephen Curry, hidden gem? Check, until he took just four games to play his way to All-American. McKillop, top coach? Just ask Kansas. Win 29 games? Check. Tough out in the NCAAS? Once again, just ask Kansas.

Last fall, practically the whole world outside the Southern Conference had no idea. This time, the whole world knows they’re coming.

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5 Comments

  1. Check the final poll which came out today – number 9!

    As good as it sounded to hear “get used to Davidson in the top 25”, I kind of like “top ten” a little better.

    Comment by Bill — Tuesday, April 8, 2008 9:05 am @ 9:05 am

  2. You know, of course, that we will be old doddering fools in our rocking chairs, wiping the drool off our chins, saying “if Jason richards’ shot had gone in….”

    Comment by drfranklives — Tuesday, April 8, 2008 12:12 pm @ 12:12 pm

  3. Number Nine, Lex. NINE

    Comment by drfranklives — Tuesday, April 8, 2008 2:34 pm @ 2:34 pm

  4. The way I figure it, Davidson lost to Kansas, UNC and UCLA, the latter of whom lost to Memphis. So we actually finished the season in fifth. At least, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. ;-)

    Comment by Lex — Wednesday, April 9, 2008 9:17 am @ 9:17 am

  5. Third.

    Comment by drfranklives — Wednesday, April 9, 2008 10:15 am @ 10:15 am


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