by Andrew Perkins
In no way do I think Davidson’s near-win against #1 UNC was a fluke. I wasn’t surprised at all. They’ve got all their starters back from last year’s 29-4 season. In fact, all the scholarship players from last year are back. And the sophomore phenom — Stephen Curry — is a year older and a year better.
The rest of Davidson’s non-conference schedule includes Duke, UCLA and NC State. Will they escape any of those with a win? Maybe, maybe not. But they will contend. And they’ll be battle tested when they get into Southern Conference play.
Mark my words — Stephen Curry will put up phat numbers. Davidson will win the SoCon again. And they’ll definitely be a tough out in the NCAAs.
Just like George Mason — remember them? An experienced, cohesive unit that shocked the world.
I definitely think Davidson could very well shock the world.