Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Davidson invited to play in 2008 Preseason NIT tournament

Davidson coach Bob McKillop said Tuesday that his team has been invited to the 2008 Preseason NIT tournament, which will be played in November.

Davidson (3-3) finished 29-5 last season, and guard Stephen Curry is averaging 25 points.

McKillop said his team's games at the Charlotte Bobcats Arena against Duke and North Carolina - which both drew at least 17,000 fans - could help Davidson get a home game in the tournament, or at least one at Bobcats Arena.

"I'm encouraged by that," he said. "We can go to the NIT committee and have ammunition for why we should have a home game."

-Kevin Cary