Friday, March 28, 2008

Can I get some CURRY with that?

RED ALERT, RED ALERT!!! Just in!!! It's official, I've found the Cinderella team this year!!! The Wildcats of Davidson College have victoriously become the Cinderella story of the 2008 men's NCAA tournament by first clawing their way through #2 seeded Georgetown and upsetting #3 Wisconsin tonight. Davidson's men's basketball squad has managed to put together the nations longest active winning streak in college basketball with 25 games in a row and advance to their first regional final since 1969.

The Davidson Wildcats have a star that hasn't even been heard of until this NCAA tournament. He has managed to step his game up and show off his all star talent to the world in the first 3 games of the tournament. Many people have never heard of him and certainly didn't think he could lead a basically unknown college to the Elite 8. This young man I'm referring to is Sophomore guard Stephen Curry son of former NBA player Dell Curry. Stephen has been a scoring machine so far in the tournament posting 40 points against Gonzaga, 30 against Georgetown and 33 tonight against Wisconsin. Now that's being a beast!!!

Since the NCAA tournament began seeding teams in 1979 only one other player has had a higher average in a single tournament than Stephen Curry's 34.3 and that's Bo Kimble of Loyola Marymount University with an average of 35.8 in 1990 when his Lions ran to the Elite 8. Stephen Curry is an upcoming star and is going to produce well at the next level in the NBA soon enough. Look out NBA, a young star is coming, keep your eye on him!!!

Well this coming Sunday is going to be the test of the tail for Stephen Curry. Will he be able to post those kind of numbers against the talented defense of the Kansas Jayhawks? That is yet to be seen, but if he does, watch out Jayhawks you may be the biggest upset story for the men's 2008 NCAA tournament. Truthfully though, for Davidson to defeat the Kansas Jayhawks it will definitely take Curry having to score 35 to 40 points in the contest to make that happen, and still then the miracle would have to accrue. Kansas is just too strong on both offense and defense for Davidson to keep up in my opinion. But I would love to see the unbelievable! Pull it off Stephen Curry and the Davidson Wildcats!!! Beat those Jayhawks!!!

Until my next post, thanks for reading, and keep sports on your mind.

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