Sunday, March 23, 2008


Davidson looking for another upset vs. Georgetown

No. 10 Davidson (27-6) at No. 2 Georgetown (28-5) 2:50 pm EDT

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) - Davidson overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to escape the first round. Posting a second straight upset, however, will prove far more difficult.

Tenth-seeded Davidson looks to continue its run in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday when they take on No. 2 seed Georgetown in a Midwest Region second-round matchup.

Stephen Curry scored 30 of his 40 points in the second half Friday to lead the Wildcats (27-6) to a 82-76 victory over No. 7 Gonzaga in the first round of the Midwest Regional.

The son of former NBA player Dell Curry, the sophomore guard sank six 3-pointers and scored 11 consecutive points at one point after the break as the Davidson overcame an 11-point deficit in the second half.

Curry, who entered the Tournament fifth in the nation in scoring, will need another jaw-dropping performance if his team has a chance to beat Georgetown - a No. 2 seed for the second straight season which advanced to the Final Four in 2007.

The Hoyas (28-5) used a 17-3 run over a nine-minute stretch in the first half to build a 14-point lead, which they never relinquished, en route to an easy 66-47 victory against No. 15 Maryland-Baltimore County on Friday.

Roy Hibbert and Jonathan Wallace led Georgetown with 13 points each while Patrick Ewing Jr. added 10, eight of which came in the second half.

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