NCAA Tournament The first two rounds of the 2008 NCAA College Basketball Tournament underscored simply how a long way parity has come within the men’s opposition as as a minimum 1 essential upset befell every 6 games (8 important upsets and 3 minor upsets in forty eight games). The fundamental upsets included:
#10 Seed Davidson Knocks Off #2 Seed Georgetown 74-70
Georgetown breezed beyond UMBC 66-forty seven before strolling into this year’s new media darling, Davidson, which upended #7 Gonzaga in Round 1, 82-76, at the back of 8-of-10 3-tips by Wildcat defend Stephen Curry who finished with 30 factors in the 2d 1/2 and 40 total.
Curry returned in which he left off in opposition to Georgetown, throwing down 30 factors (25 within the 2d half) and adding five assists, three steals, three rebounds and NO turnovers. Curry is the son of Dell Curry, a former Virginia Tech All-American and NBA star, proving that your gene pool does count.
With two predominant upsets in its first NCAA playoff games, Davidson has caught the eye of everyone. The Wildcats now run smack into #3 Wisconsin and its tenacious Badger defense. Wisconsin just might provide Curry some other 30-35 points and win anyway.
#thirteen Siena Upends #four Vanderbilt 83-62
Siena had its moment inside the sun as Kenny Hasbrouck popped in 30 and Tay Fisher added some other 19 with 6-of-6 3-tips to stun Vanderbilt and become the first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference group to attain Round 2 of the NCAA tourney seeing that Manhattan in 2004. Then #12 Villanova promptly despatched Siena back domestic in Round 2, 84-72.
#7 West Virginia Turns Back #2 Duke 73-67
Duke slightly made it into Round 2 with a last-2d shot that allowed them to sneak past #15 Belmont 71-70 earlier than assembly West Virginia. The Mountaineers made Duke appear to be the Blue Devils did now not belong in the tournament. The glory days of Coach K and his Blue Devils are slowing down as extra athletes are leaving in advance for the NBA; for years Coach K was able to persuade his remarkable gamers to hang around the campus longer.