Friday, March 28, 2008
Badgers to face Cinderella
Some have coined Friday’s Sweet 16 matchup between Davidson and Wisconsin, “David(son) vs. Goliath,” but the UW men’s basketball team has spent the week preparing for a team that hardly resembles a small, weak team that on paper has no chance to slay the Badgers.
Davidson might be a small school—its enrollment barely exceeds 1,700—but it is an academic powerhouse and this year its basketball team is anything but a Cinderella.
“We realize that (Davidson) is a good team,” senior forward Brian Butch said. “You know, people look at the seeds and make a big deal about it. But for us, they’ve beaten two great teams to get where they’re at now.”
The Wildcats’ wins over Gonzaga and Georgetown last weekend were two of the biggest wins of the season for Davidson, a main reason why its 22-game win streak entering the tournament only resulted in a No. 10 seed. I sure hope that Bucky can advance to the Elite 8. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!