Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Exhibition Game tonight: 7:00 p.m. at Belk Arena

This will be a good chance to see the Wildcats in action before the season kicks off on Friday. Incidentally, Lenoir Rhyne also plays North Carolina in an exhibition game on Friday. It will be somewhat interesting (although of very little actual value) to compare the outings of Davidson and UNC against Lenoir-Rhyne. This will give us some (very little, actually) insight into how we stack up against the Heels prior to the game next Wednesday.
From Davidson official website:

Men's Basketball to Host Lenoir-Rhyne in Exhibition Contest Wed. at 7 PM
Joey Beeler -- Assistant SID

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Under the direction of 19th year head coach Bob McKillop, the Davidson Wildcats will take to the hardwood for the first time this season Wednesday evening as they host an exhibition contest with Lenoir-Rhyne in a 7 p.m. tip at Belk Arena.

The Wildcats return all five starters and 11 letterwinners from last year’s SoCon Tournament champions that finished the 2006-07 campaign with a school-record 29 wins. Last season’s trip to the NCAA Tournament was the second straight, ninth overall and fourth under McKillop, who is the all-time winningest coach in Davidson and SoCon history with a career mark of 311-218.

Among those returning, include senior tri-captains Boris Meno, Jason Richards and Thomas Sander and the reigning SoCon Freshman Player of the Year Stephen Curry.

Richards, Sander and Curry have been named to the 2007-08 Preseason All-SoCon team, while the Wildcats were the unanimous selection to win the South Division title as voted on by the 11 league head coaches. Along with being named the preseason squad, Curry was tabbed the conference’s Preseason Player of the Year.

Davidson will open its 2007-08 campaign Friday, Nov. 9 in an 8 p.m. tip-off with Emory University at John M. Belk Arena. The Eagles are coached by former Wildcat standouts Jason Zimmerman (1990-94) and Matt McKillop (2002-06), who are both in their first season as head and assistant coach, respectively.

Lenoir-Rhyne's basketball team photo:

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