Tuesday, November 13, 2012

ESPN on Davidson -- New Mexico

Myron Medcalf:
You missed a great game between Davidson and New Mexico. Davidson took a 22-6 lead eight minutes into the game. But the Lobos fed off the energy in The Pit and surged in the second half as they secured an 86-81 win. The teams were locked in a 70-70 tie with 3:20 to go. Tony Snell’s 3-pointer with 1:10 to play gave the Lobos a six-point lead. Davidson just couldn’t close the gap. But the Wildcats fought hard. Great effort by both teams.
Grab another notebook. Write this down: “Dear NCAA tournament selection committee: Please don’t pit my favorite squad against Davidson in the early rounds. Please.” Buy some stamps and ship that note to Indianapolis. Trust me, Davidson is on the “teams to avoid in March” list. I knew it was stacked -- this is basically the same team that beat Kansas in December -- but I didn’t realize that Bob McKillop’s squad had this level of depth. De’Mon Brooks (22 points, 7-for-14) is one of the top combo forwards in the country. And I just can’t see his co-star, Jake Cohen, going 2-for-12 again. Yes, the Wildcats couldn’t maintain their lead in the second half, but they looked really good most of the evening … morning.

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