Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Curry still questionable for tonight

Davidson guard Stephen Curry went through an individual workout under the eyes of basketball trainer Ray Beltz this morning. And while the Wildcats weren't saying exactly how that went, Curry remains a "game-time decision" for tonight's Belk Arena matchup with The Citadel.

Davidson could certainly use Curry, who sprained his left ankle in Saturday's game at Furman, against the Bulldogs. The Citadel is currently the Southern Conference's hottest team, having won nine straight games.

That said, Wildcats coach Bob McKillop won't use his all-American if there is the slightest chance that he is not yet fully recovered; the game is meaningless compared to the longer-term goal of getting Curry completely healthy again.

His recovery as been remarkably rapid, so don't rule him out for tonight.

Should Curry not be able to go, Davidson is likely to replace its point guard with backup Brendan McKillop, or to move Max Paulhus Gosselin to the point and add sixth man Will Archambault to the starting lineup.

If he can't play, Curry is confident in his teammates.
"You saw what happened at the end of the Furman game; it's a sign of what they can do when I'm not on the floor," he said, referring to Davidson's 15-5 blitz to close out the last 9 minutes 20 seconds of the game without him.--Stan Olson