Friday, December 21, 2007

Davidson observations after 66-65 loss

After his own one-point loss Friday night, it was obvious that Davidson coach Bob McKillop had spent some time dissecting Duke’s one-point loss to Pittsburgh the previous night.

“You look at their stats and say, ‘How the heck did they only lose by one in overtime to Pittsburgh?,’ ” McKillop said. “They shot 20 percent from the three. They shot 50 percent from the foul line. They got outrebounded. And they lose by one.”

Some of Davidson’s statistics from their 66-65 loss to N.C. State were similarly alarming. The Wildcats were outrebounded 40-25 and outscored 18-6 from the foul line. Yet they lost by only a point.

“I guess it shows that Duke has heart and fights,” McKillop said. “And I guess it shows that we have heart and fight.”

What Davidson didn’t have was a defensive rebound when it needed one in the closing seconds. And with a two-week layoff before the next game against Georgia Southern, the Wildcats will have a lot of time to think about it. – Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

Davidson should be comended for playing such a tough early schedule. I thik they will dominate their conference and progress in the NCAAs. Curry is the real deal.

WB said...

Curry is the real deal, but Davidson needs more from the rest of the team.

Frustrating, I tell ya. Another one slips away.

Time for some wins and renewed confidence.