Sunday, March 23, 2008

Davidson stuns Goliath (Scenes from Brickhouse Tavern)

I hope everyone had a blessed Easter.
After church and a nice meal at my niece Missy's house, Sean and I made the trip to Davidson to watch the Davidson Wildcats play Georgetown with other fans at the Brickhouse Tavern. The Brickhouse is Wildcat central for local fans who couldn't get tickets to the NCAA Regional in Raleigh, and we wanted to experience the game with other fans.
For the uninitiated, Davidson hadn't won an NCAA tournament game since 1969 before its first-round win over Gonzaga. And sophomore sensation Stephen Curry, the baby-faced son of former NBA player Dell Curry, has become the story of the NCAA Tournament after dropping 40 points in the first game.
Having our studio in Davidson and being big sports fans, we've all become Wildcat supporters and we've gone to many games at Davidson's Belk Arena.
In the past, I probably would have been photographing these games, but I was happy to get a chance to be a fan with Sean. Check out some great images from my friends and former co-workers David T. Foster III and Jeff Siner at the Charlotte Observer's website.
Curry started slowly and Davidson was in a deep hole, but true to a great script, Curry exploded for 25 of his 30 points in the second half and Davidson beat the No. 2 seeded Hoyas, 74-70, to advance to the Sweet 16 in Detroit.
Curry is a once-in-a-lifetime player and it has been so much fun to watch him play.
Congratulations to Coach Bob McKillop and all of the Wildcats!
Another Goliath awaits.

The fans sense a comeback at The Brickhouse

Davidson moves into the lead

Victory is complete

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