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Feb. 21st, 2009 04:19 pm
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Well.  We lost.  And I will say straight up that the team we played were very good, and we did not at all look like the team we have been.  However, I think the biggest factor in this game was THE EFFIN' REFS.

I mean, everyone could tell these guys were godawful.  They called tons of fouls on us that weren't there, or that they didn't call when the other team blatantly committed them, they failed to call lots of things, not just fouls, and it was just really bad.  The NCAA should suspend these guys. 

Not that we helped ourselves much; Steph Curry only had 20 points, and we just really looked bad on offencive boards, got the ball stripped from us on fast breaks and driving to the basket, the works.  Ugh.  We need a turnaround, and fast.
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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 [livejournal.com profile] 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.
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Ahaha, I totally meant to make this post earlier, but here goes.

I decided to go on the charter bus down to Charleston to see the SoCon Championship game between Davidson and Elon last night. After a nice three-hour ride, we arrived at North Charleston Arena to the marvelous sight of several hundred other Davidson fans. I talked with [livejournal.com profile] russianmissile for a bit before he had to get back down to the pep band (which looked and sounded great!), and then scouted around to find the Kayliesaur's pater. Pater-unit found, we thoroughly enjoyed the red sea of Davidson fans, and using the other team's band to do cheers for the 'Cats.

The 'Cats came out strong on both sides of the ball; looked a bit rushed on a couple shots, and Elon's D was surprisingly quick, but we soon settled down. The one thing that just about every fan noticed was the inequity of the officiating. It wasn't truly awful or anything, just that there were several calls on Elon that should have been made, and one or two on us that shouldn't've (like the out-of-bounds on J-Rich--what was that about?), and it brought down the level of enjoyment a bit.

It was great fun to be able to really get the whole crowd loud and cheering all the time; that is a bit of a problem at home games. Thankfully, even with all the more than slightly inebriated fans, we didn't have any arseholish incidents. Stephen Curry was, as usual, absolutely stunning. Several times I turned to Mr McKayliesaur and was like, "How did he DO that?!" A-mazing. There were tons of little moments that stick out in my mind, but then this post would just be unwieldy, so I'll keep it short.

We came on strong in the second half, eventually pulling away to make it 65-49 final. When we got to the final two minutes or so, the band struck up what's become, over our last four years, the Davidson theme song: Sweet Caroline. It was wonderful to be able to drown out the whole stadium for the last two minutes, and keep singing it about ten or twelve times before the night was done.

I have to say, one of my favourite moments was when the team was accepting the trophy, and all the students in the crowd start chanting, "THANK YOU, SENIORS!" because so many of the guys on the team graduate this year.

Next up is first round of the NCAA; I really hope we get both a good seed and a close location. There's a possibility we could wind up in Raleigh, over Easter Break, which would just be fantastic.

Our bus got back here at three am, so even though I dragged my sorry ass to my 10 am class and lunch, no less, I need a nap before I fall over.
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My God, what a year we're having! Nationally ranked for the first time in ages, nation's longest winning streak, and Stephen Curry. It's a great day to be a Wildcat, indeed.

Next up: either App State or Greensboro!

ETA: Ok it seems Greensboro beat App, so we'll play them sometime tomorrow.

ETA: Six o'clock tonight, gametime!
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Well, once more, we almost pulled off an NCAA upset, this time over Maryland. The 'Cats played a great game, and Stephen Curry had 30 points before he fouled out. I watched in Fiji, where we had quite the crowd, though J.C. insisted on cheering for Maryland, the big idiot. Sigh.

On the plus side, I suppose that means god Michael will be back for an rpg session this weekend.
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Well, once more, we almost pulled off an NCAA upset, this time over Maryland. The 'Cats played a great game, and Stephen Curry had 30 points before he fouled out. I watched in Fiji, where we had quite the crowd, though J.C. insisted on cheering for Maryland, the big idiot. Sigh.

On the plus side, I suppose that means god Michael will be back for an rpg session this weekend.

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