Curry Lifts Davidson Past Gonzaga

Guard's 40 points give Wildcats first NCAA win in decades
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Mar 21, 2008 4:35 PM CDT
Davidson's Stephen Curry (30) attempts a three point shot over the defense of Gonzaga's Steven Gray (32) during the Wildcats win over the Bulldogs in the NCAA Tournament today.    (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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(Newser) – Stephen Curry wanted to go to Virginia Tech, but the Hokies never made an offer to the son of former NBAer Dell Curry. They probably wish they had now. Curry scored 40 points this afternoon, 30 of them in the second half, as 10th-seeded Davidson gave the NCAA Tournament another upset with an 82-76 win over Gonzaga today, reports the Associated Press.

Curry's biggest shot came with just more than a minute to go, when he hit a 3-pointer - one of his eight on the day - to push the Bulldogs (25-8) out of reach. Davidson (27-6), which hadn't won an NCAA game since the 1960s, also got 15 points from Jason Richards as the Wildcats extended the nation's longest winning streak to 23 games.