The Charlotte Observer has a good article about the potential for this year's Davidson hoops squad. ESPN analyst Jay Bilas offers some quotes:
-- ESPN analyst Jay Bilas, a Charlotte resident and former Duke player, has
them ranked among his top 25 teams nationally and says he “expects them
to rise a little from there.”
-- this Wildcats team shatters the notion that it must rely on careful,
ball-control basketball to compete against major programs. If you’re
looking for a team built on finesse, you won’t find it on the northern
edge of Lake Norman.
“Davidson is really physical. They’re a high IQ gang. They will beat you up,” Bilas said.
“They’re not afraid of contact. They’ll seek you out. If you
think this is a stereotypical Princeton-type team that’s going to beat
you with back cuts, no. They’ll play you chest to chest. It can be a
“They scrimmaged Texas recently and Texas was beaten up.”
-- “They’re as together a unit as I’ve seen all year,” said Bilas, who has
visited several programs during the preseason. “They do not have as big a
gap from where they are to where they’re going to be.”
-- “They are good enough to beat Duke,” Bilas said.