2007-08 Davidson Wildcats Men's Basketball Team
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2007%E2%80%9308 Davidson Wildcats Men's Basketball Team
2007-08 Davidson Wildcats men's basketball
Southern Conference Tournament champions
Southern Conference regular season champions
ConferenceSouthern Conference
DivisionSouth
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 23
2007-08 record29-7 (20-0 SoCon)
Head coachBob McKillop (19th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaJohn M. Belk Arena
Seasons
← 2006-07
2008-09 →
2007-08 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
North
Appalachian State 13 7   .650     18 13   .581
Chattanooga 13 7   .650     18 13   .581
UNC Greensboro 12 8   .600     19 12   .613
Elon 9 11   .450     14 19   .424
Western Carolina 6 14   .300     10 21   .323
South
No. 23 Davidson+ 20 0   1.000     29 7   .806
Georgia Southern 13 7   .650     20 12   .625
College of Charleston 9 11   .450     16 17   .485
Wofford 8 12   .400     16 16   .500
Furman 6 14   .300     7 23   .233
The Citadel 1 19   .050     6 24   .200
+ SoCon Tournament winner
As of April 30, 2008; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007-08 Davidson Wildcats men's basketball team represented Davidson College in NCAA men's Division I competition during the 2007-08 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Coached by 2008 NABC Coach of the Year Bob McKillop and led by consensus Second Team All-American guard Stephen Curry, the Wildcats completed an undefeated season in the Southern Conference, and reached the 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Elite 8, upsetting Gonzaga, Georgetown, and Wisconsin before finally falling to eventual national champion Kansas by a score of 59-57. This marked the first time that Davidson had won a tournament game since the 1969 season, when the Wildcats reached the Elite Eight under then coach Lefty Driesell.

Roster

Schedule and results

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site
city, state
Regular Season

W   1-0
 27-   13-    -   (3,142)
*
L   1-1
 24-   9-    -   (19,299)
*
L   1-2
 25-   8-    -   (3,542)
*
W   2-2
 16-   10-    -   (3,412)
*
W   3-2
(1-0)
 38-   6-    -   (3,248)
*
L   3-3
 20-   10-    -   (17,034)
*
L   3-4
 32-   14-    -   (8,923)
*

L   3-5
 15-   4-    -   (17,440)
*
W   4-5
(2-0)
 23-   8-    -   (3,492)
*
L   4-6
 29-   5-    -   (14,024)
*
W   5-6
(3-0)
 24-   10-    -   (3,314)
*
W   6-6
(4-0)
 19-   10-    -   (4,602)
*
W   7-6
(5-0)
 15-   13-    -   (1,662)
*
W   8-6
(6-0)
 26-   9-    -   (2,095)
*
W   9-6
(7-0)
 14-   7-    -   (2,061)
*
W   10-6
(8-0)
 37-   5-    -   (5,361)
*
W   11-6
(9-0)
 29-   8-    -   (2,125)
*
W   12-6
(10-0)
 28-   9-    -   (1,204)
*
W   13-6
(11-0)
 21-   7-    -   (3,681)
*
W   14-6
(12-0)
 34-   9-    -   (3,932)
*
W   15-6
(13-0)
 24-   7-    -   (5,493)
*
W   16-6
(14-0)
 36-   13-    -   (3,424)
*
W   17-6
(15-0)
 26-   10-    -   (5,753)
*
W   18-6
(16-0)
 41-   8-    -   (1,831)
*
W   19-6
(17-0)
 28-   7-    -   (4,724)
*
W   20-6
(18-0)
 30-   5-    -   (4,466)
*

W   21-6
 24-   10-    -   (6,105)
*
W   22-6
(19-0)
 24-   7-    -   (5,838)
*
W   23-6
(20-0)
 35-   9-    -   (3,074)
SoCon Tournament
*

W   24-6
 19-   11-    -   (4,289)
*

W   25-6
 26-   7-    -   (6,612)
*

W   26-6
 23-   6-   11-   (4,181)
NCAA Tournament
*

W   27-6
 40-   13-   9-   (19,477)
*

W   28-6
 30-   6-   5-   (19,477)
*

W   29-6
 33-   6-   13-   (57,028)
*

L   29-7
 25-   5-   9-   (57,563)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. MW=Midwest.
All times are in Eastern.

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Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ? = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Final
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 25 23 23 Not released
Coaches NR NR 25 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 25 23 9

Awards and honors

References

  1. ^ "Top-ranked Tar Heels survive scare from Davidson". espn.com. November 14, 2007. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "DAVIDSON TOPS WINTHROP, 60-47, IN BRACKETBUSTERS". soconsports.com. February 22, 2008. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "For Davidson, Good Times Never Seemed So Good". nytimes.com. March 24, 2008. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Davidson continues dream run into Elite Eight". reuters.com. March 28, 2008. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "Goliath slays Davidson, Curry as Kansas holds on". espn.com. March 30, 2008. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "2007-08 Davidson Wildcats Schedule and Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "2007-08 Davidson Men's Basketball". Davidson College Athletic Department. Retrieved 2019.

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