Sunday, January 07, 2007

Two Charlotte Observer articles

Davidson is making it the year of the Cat

DAVIDSON - When Bobby Cremins returned to coaching at College of Charleston -- this was in July, just after Winthrop's Gregg Marshall had pulled a Bobby Cremins himself on the Charleston job -- the new coach was getting a crash course on Southern Conference talent.

Said Cremins: "When I first got the job everyone said, `Davidson is down. They are losing a lot of players."

After Davidson beat Cremins' Cougars, 81-73, Saturday night, the coach with the white mop top became only the latest to fully realize that Davidson might actually be better than last season.

"Yeah, sure, they're down," Cremins said, ladling up some Noo Yawk sarcasm before he caught the team bus back to Charleston.

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Richards saves Wildcats
Cougars cut 14-point deficit with point guard sitting in foul trouble

DAVIDSON - Davidson point guard Jason Richards grabbed the final rebound of the 81-73 win against College of Charleston on Saturday night, threw the outlet pass and slowly walked up the court nodding his head.

Richards' bravado belied how close Saturday's game turned out to be. Davidson had a 14-point lead with nine minutes left, but once Richards sat with four fouls, the Wildcats toyed with trouble.

"When Jason went out, I was like `Oh, man here we go," said teammate Thomas Sander, who finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds. "We don't have a lot of experience out there."

Charleston (9-7, 2-2 Southern) went on a 15-2 run to close within 69-68 after Dontaye Draper's 3-pointer with four minutes left....

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