Davidson bombed out of the Southern Conference tourney in the semifinals, bringing their season to a halt at 26-7 and probably leaving last year's tourney darling on the outside looking in.
Yes, the Curry family won everybody's heart last March and hopes were high for Stephen and the Wildcats in this season. They started the year ranked in the Top 25 and scheduled several big time schools in order to test their mettle and up their tourney profile. Except they lost most of the games handily and got dumped by Butler in a "bracket buster" matchup just weeks ago. Now they couldn't even reach the finals in a conference that never pulls down at-large bids. So are we looking at a Stephen Curry-less NCAA tournament?
All year, the Wildcats fought the perception that they were nothing but a one-man team ... and they lost that fight. The selection committee may feel the urge to reward that one man with another shot in the Big Dance, but they shouldn't. Curry led the nation in scoring and his long range bombs wowed fans in 2008, but you aren't supposed to get credit for those things. Teams with much better resumes will not get it. Davidson had their chance and they made the most of it, but it's over. They won't duplicate that magic this time—although someone else who is currently unknown can ... and probably will. Believe it or not, we'll all be just fine without him.