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Could Davidson quit Southern Conference for A-10?


Updated 9:47pm
Davidson College’s basketball and other teams reportedly may be on the verge of leaving the Southern Conference and joining the Atlantic-10 Conference. Citing anonymous sources, CBS Sports reporter Jeff Goodman reported Sunday night that the change could come in 2014-15. Goodman says the change is awaiting approval by Davidson trustees. Read the full story

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Curry’s beautiful shot leads Warriors toward playoffs


Stephen Curry with Team USA on Sunday 08/22/10

Steph Curry shoots in a 2010 game for Team USA. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty)

curry net bugFormer Davidson Wildcat Stephen Curry is grabbing some more time in the spotlight as his team, the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, heads into the playoffs. In the “Inside the NBA” column this week, Sports Illustrated writer Chris Ballard argues that Curry may be “one of the pure shooters of all time.”

Ballard recounts how Curry’s dad, former NBA star Dell Curry, made him change his shooting style in high school. He writes: Read the full story

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49ers oust Wildcats from Women’s NIT, 72-60


CHARLOTTE – UNC Charlotte pulled away from Davidson with a 19-8 run in the final minutes Sunday afternoon to win 72-60 and advance to the third round of the Women’s NIT basketball tournament at Halton Arena. Read the full story

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Wildcat women beat Old Dominion in NIT, 82-73


Coach Michele Savage

Coach Michele Savage on the sidelines Thursday night. (Kelly M. Ryan/DavidsonPhotos.com)

Sophia Aleksandravicius blocks a shot against Old Dominion. (Kelly M. Ryan/DavidsonPhotos.com)

Sophia Aleksandravicius blocks a shot against Old Dominion. (Kelly M. Ryan/DavidsonPhotos.com)

Wildcat logoSophia Aleksandravicius scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Davidson over Old Dominion, 82-73, in the opening round of the Women’s NIT Thursday night in Norfolk, Va.

Three other Wildcats also had double figures as the Wildcats won their first-ever postseason game. Laura Murray (16), Dakota Dukes (15) and Jasmine Calin (10) also led the scoring.

Aleksandravicius had her 28th career 20-point outing, and her 20th double double. She went a career-best 11-for-14 from the free throw line. Read the full story

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Heartbreaker: Marquette 59, Wildcats 58


Coach Bob McKillop near the end of Thursday's heartbreaking loss to Marquette. (Tim Cowie/DavidsonNews.net)

Coach Bob McKillop near the end of Thursday’s heartbreaking loss to Marquette. (Tim Cowie/CorneliusNews.net)

It was the definition of a heartbreaker. Fourteenth-seeded Davidson led No. 3 Marquette for most of the way in their NCAA men’s basketball opening round game Thursday afternoon. But an errant in-bounds pass by the Wildcats and a last-second layup by Vander Blue let the Golden Eagles steal a 59-58 victory, and a spot in the next round of the tournament’s East Regional in Lexington, KY. Read the full story

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Today’s games: Men 3:10pm, Women 7pm


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Clint Mann

A good sign: Clint Mann was on the court for Davidson’s practice at Rupp Arena Wednesday. ESPN reports he’ll be back in the lineup after a concussion. (Tim Cowie/DavidsonNews.net)

Post-season play begins (and hopefully won’t end) Thursday for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams at Davidson College. Plenty of media attention on the men’s game vs. Marquette this afternoon. But in case you missed it, the 21-12 women’s team opens the Women’s National Invitation Tournament Thursday night against Old Dominion. Here’s information on both games: Read the full story

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