Thursday, February 15, 2007


Team Report: Getting Inside

As good as some of veteran coach Bob McKillop's teams have been over the years at Davidson, this one might just be his best.

Now consider that there's not a scholarship senior on the roster and imagine how potent this team could be next season.

Let's not jump ahead, though, as Davidson is playing as well as any mid-major in the country and as of Feb. 13, was 22-4 this season. It also all but secured the South Division title after defeating College of Charleston, 73-63, on Feb. 12.

As usual, the story was freshman Stephen Curry, who scored at least 23 points for the sixth straight game. While he struggled in the first half, Curry came alive in the second and finished with a game-high 24 points on 7-of-11 shooting including a trio of 3-pointers.

"I got some good looks in the first half, but nothing was falling for me," Curry told the Post and Courier. "I kind of took some quick shots in the first half and I never got into a rhythm."

"I came out in the second half, and I hit a couple of baskets and that got my confidence back up."

Curry is expected to vie with UNCG junior center Kyle Hines for Player of the Year honors in the conference.

Team Report: Notes and Quotes

--Davidson has defeated the College of Charleston seven straight times.

--Freshman Stephen Curry broke the program's long-standing freshman scoring record in a recent win over Chattanooga on Feb. 6. He finished the game with 502 points this season, eclipsing the old mark of 500 set in 1977-78 by Chris Dodds.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "Steph Curry has extraordinary maturity for a freshman. He's done this on several occasions where he's struggled in the first half and not let that impact his performance in the second half. For a freshman not to get down because of missing some shots or poor play is wonderful. He's done that all year long."--Davidson coach Bob McKillip, to The Post and Courier, following his team's 73-63 defeat of College of Charleston on Feb. 12. Curry finished with 21 points.

Team Report: Roster Report

KEYS: The schedule heading toward the SoCon Tournament is pretty easy, meaning Davidson must retain its focus. It could be riding a 10-game winning streak into its first SoCon tourney game.


--G Stephen Curry had 24 points in wins over Chattanooga and College of Charleston, on Feb. 6 and 12, respectfully.

--F Thomas Sander registered a double-double with 12 points and 10 boards in the Feb. 12 win against Charleston.

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