Saturday, March 29, 2008

From The Baltimore Sun

Davidson in elite company
Curry continues roll with 33 points as Wildcats topple Wisconsin

From Wire Reports
March 29, 2008

DETROIT - Stephen Curry knocked down yet another three, thumped his chest and pointed skyward.

Heavens yes, Davidson is marching on.

Curry scored more than 30 points for a third straight game, and the 10th-seeded Wildcats pulled off another stunner last night, rolling over No. 3 seed Wisconsin, 73-56, to advance to the Midwest Regional final.

Davidson (29-6) extended the nation's longest winning streak to 25 and will play Kansas tomorrow for a trip to the Final Four.

Yes, add another defensive powerhouse to Curry's list of victims. A week after shredding Gonzaga's and Georgetown's vaunted defenses, the son of former NBA sharpshooter Dell Curry dismantled the Badgers and defensive specialist Michael Flowers.

Curry outscored the Badgers by himself in the second half, 22-20.

"It's hard for a defense to sustain themselves for a whole 40 minutes. Eventually, you'll find yourself open," said Curry, who finished with 33 points on 11-for-22 shooting, including six threes. "It's just being patient and sticking to the system that we have at Davidson."

Wisconsin (31-5) was holding opponents to 53.9 points, best in the nation.

Davidson looked right at home inside the monstrous Ford Field venue. The school's Board of Trustees provided free bus fare, tickets and a hotel room for students who wanted to make the 11-hour ride from North Carolina, and a few hundred took them up on the offer.

The Wildcats shot 49 percent, including 12-for-24 from three-point range.

Jason Richards added 11 points and 13 assists for Davidson.

This is the farthest Davidson has advanced since Lefty Driesell's squad reached the regional finals in 1969, when the Wildcats lost to North Carolina.

"Words can't describe it, but at the same time, we believe in ourselves and what we can do," said Andrew Lovedale, who scored 12 points. "We are happy, but not totally content."

Flowers led the Badgers with 12 points. Brian Butch and Jason Bohannon added 11 each.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This article is spot-on! Thanks for the great blog. I've been checking it three times a day. Can't wait to see what you have on the Wildcats Final Four match up.