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Davidson ousts Wisconsin from NCAAs

Davidson’s Stephen Curry, driving between Greg Stiemsma, left, and Joe Krabbenhoft of Wisconsin, was 11-for-22 shooting with six 3-pointers. Curry finished with 33 points as admiring Cavaliers star LeBron James watched from a few rows behind the Wildcats bench.

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Davidson’s Stephen Curry, driving between Greg Stiemsma, left, and Joe Krabbenhoft of Wisconsin, was 11-for-22 shooting with six 3-pointers. Curry finished with 33 points as admiring Cavaliers star LeBron James watched from a few rows behind the Wildcats bench.

DETROIT — On the red trim at the bottom of his shoes, Stephen Curry has written in black marker, "I can do all things."

He sure can. And because of him, Davidson marches on.

Curry scored more than 30 for a third straight game, and the 10th-seeded Wildcats pulled off another stunner Friday, rolling over third-seeded Wisconsin 73-56 to advance to the final of the Midwest Region.

Davidson has gotten so big, even Cavs star LeBron James is on the bandwagon, sitting a few rows behind the Wildcats bench.

"It just shows what we're doing here at Davidson," Curry said. " … It's pretty cool to give him something to be happy about and cheer about and just entertain him."

Curry, the son of former NBA sharpshooter Dell Curry, outscored the Badgers by himself in the second half, 22-20. He finished with 33 points on 11-for-22 shooting, including six 3-pointers.

Add in his 30-point effort against Maryland in last year's NCAA Tournament, and Curry joins Clyde Lovellette of Kansas, Jerry Chambers of Utah and Glenn Robinson of Purdue as the only players to go over 30 in their first four career NCAA Tournament games.

Davidson (29-6) extended the nation's longest winning streak to 25. The Wildcats play the winner of the late Villanova-Kansas game Sunday.

Big, brawny Wisconsin (31-5) was holding opponents to 53.9 points, best in the nation. Its 3-point defense was even stingier; in the second round last weekend, Kansas State didn't manage a single basket from long range.

Instead, Davidson shot 49 percent from the floor and was 12-for-24 from 3-point range.

Davidson 73

Wis. 56

Davidson ousts Wisconsin from NCAAs 03/28/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 11:01am]
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