Ok, NOW I can post about the awesomeness of yesterday. Tenth-seeded Davidson played seventh-seeded Gonzaga yesterday in the first round of the men's NCAA tourney, and, for the first time in 39 years, WE WON. Yes, you read that correctly. Davidson won. 82-76. After trailing just about the whole game, in the final five minutes or so, the team put together this amazing effort to tie the game. There were several minute lead changes and ties, then Stephen Curry, who finished with 40 points, got this pass from Andrew on an offensive board and just put it up there for as beautiful a three as you've ever seen. And silly Gonzaga couldn't keep from fouling us; Davidson as a team shoots about 72% on free throws, which is really, really good. They kept fouling Stephen, who shoots about 89%. You do the math. Anyway, I even got kayliemalinza
to watch most of the second half with me, and she's just as excited as I am that our boys are headed to the second round tomorrow against Georgetown!
So this morning, I went hunting for the paper to continue revelling in the glory of Davidson's win. First, I checked in Belk: no papers. Then, the Union: just lots of yesterday's paper. So I walked down Main Street to the bookstore where I obtained a copy of the Observer. As I was walking back to my dorm to read the paper, I encountered a family who were visiting campus. One of their daughters was considering Davidson. So I gave an impromptu tour. Kaylie, you can be all curmudgeonly, but it was fun.