Wednesday, February 07, 2007 - Davidson team page


The season no one was expecting, at least not this year, has continued into February for Davidson.

The surge continued on Feb. 3 against UNC Greensboro, which entered the game as a co-leader of the North Division. Davidson, anchored by its dynamic underclass backcourt of freshman Stephen Curry (29 points) and junior Jason Richards (17 points), posted a 75-65 win.

"Obviously, it was an outstanding performance by Curry and Richards," UNCG coach Mike Dement said. "They are outstanding players, and it showed today. Curry can play at the next level. If he puts on some weight, I really think he can be a good NBA player."

While Curry is likely to lose out to UNCG junior center Kyle Hines as player of the year in the Southern Conference, he appears to be a lock for runner-up. As a freshman in a mid-major conference, that is unheard of for a freshman. Curry is averaging 19.9 points and is second in the conference in 3-pointers made with 82.

Before the UNCG win, Davidson routed Elon 88-58 on Jan. 30. In the win, the Wildcats grabbed 60 rebounds.

"You have to miss a lot of shots to get 60 rebounds," Wildcats coach Bob McKillop told the Charlotte Observer. "But I was really pleased with our energy. We really came after



--Davidson had won 17 of its last 18 games after is 87-57 rout of Chattanooga on Tuesday.

--Davidson has won 20 games in three consecutive seasons for the first time since 1968-70. This also marks the seventh 20-win season under coach Bob McKillop.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "To have a performance like he did, for 39 minutes, is extraordinary. Within the confines of that performance, there was one of the most magical sequences I've seen as a coach in a long period of team. Having the energy to do that, that was as magical and electric and you can get in college basketball." -- Davidson coach Bob McKillop, to the News-Record, on Stephen Curry's 29-point performance in his team's 75-65 win over UNCG on Feb. 3.



KEYS: The Charleston game can all but clinch the South Division for the Wildcats. The key will be finding other ways to score beside 3-pointers, as the Cougars are likely toforce Davidson inside.

G Stephen Curry, a freshman, scored 29 points, making seven 3-pointers, in the win over UNCG on Feb. 3. He put up 25 points against Elon on Jan. 30. He's second in the conference in scoring.
F Boris Meno had 20 points and nine rebounds in the
win over UNCG.

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