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Monday, March 9, 2009

My Davidson Wildcats Take a BIG "L"

Oh no. My Davidson Wilcats lost in the Southern Conference tourney:

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Antwaine Wiggins didn't score a single point on Sunday night during College of Charleston's 59-52 win over top-seeded Davidson in the Southern Conference tournament semifinals, but he lived up to his nickname.

"That's the Curry stopper," teammate Tony White Jr. said.

The 6-foot-7 Wiggins helped force Wildcats star guard Stephen Curry into a 5-for-18 shooting night, including 2-for-11 from 3-point range. The nation's leading scorer still led Davidson with 20 points, but his Wildcats may be in grave danger of missing the NCAA tournament this year after reaching the Elite Eight one year ago.

Davidson coach Bob McKillop pointed out that four nonconference losses have come against Duke, Oklahoma, Butler and Purdue and that, "26 wins is 26 wins." McKillop has a supporter in College of Charleston (26-7) coach Bobby Cremins. His Cougars are now responsible for two of Davidson's (26-7) losses, including a 77-75 win on Feb. 7 that snapped the Wildcats' 43-game SoCon winning streak.

TL Note: Let's see if the NCAA men's committee provides Davidson with an At-Large bid to recognize the major contribution they made to the 2008 NCAAs and the big-time 26-win season they had this year. The SoCon has never had an At-Large Bid.

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