While the NBA is still on hold due to the coronavirus, the college basketball season is over. The NCAA season was cut short prior to the iconic 68-team tournament.
With no March Madness in 2020, Warriors Wire is highlighting worthy performances from current members on the Golden State squad. Draymond Green, Jordan Poole and Eric Paschall all recorded significant achievements in March. However, one Warrior was apart of an unforgettable upset run through the big dance.
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Before he was splashing three-pointers on his way the Most Valuable Player award, Stephen Curry was a key piece for the 10th seeded Davidson Wildcats.
March 28, 2008
Behind a pair of jaw-dropping shooting displays against Gonzaga and Georgetown, Curry’s wildcats traveled to Fox Field in Detroit for the Sweet 16.
Davidson met up with the third-seeded Wisconsin Badgers in the Midwest Regional Final. Bo Ryan’s 30-5 Badgers boasted a rotation with three All-Big Ten players. Wisconsin’s guard Joe Krabenhoff was named to the Big-Ten All-Defensive Team. After two 15-point victories, the Badgers coasted into the Sweet 16.
No matter the accolades, it wasn’t enough to slow down Curry. The second-team All-American toasted the defensive combo of Krabenhoff and Michael Flowers for 33 of Davidson’s 73 points en route to the Elite Eight.
The future lottery pick drilled six shots from beyond the arc while adding four assists, four steals and three rebounds. Curry’s 33 in the Sweet 16 was his fourth straight 30-point effort in the NCAA Tournament.
Watch highlights from Curry’s dazzling performance in the Sweet 16 via YouTube:
However, Curry’s magical tournament run ended two days later in the Elite Eight to the future champion Kansas Jayhawks.