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Davidson Wildcats
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School Name: Davidson College
Location: Davidson, North Carolina
Arena: John M. Belk Arena
Capacity: 5,700
Conference: A-10
Head coach: Bob McKillop

The Davidson Wildcats basketball team is the basketball team that represents Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, in the NCAA Division I. The school's team currently competes in the Atlantic Ten Conference. The team last played in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2008. The Wildcats are currently coached by Bob McKillop. Davidson plays its home games at the Belk Arena. Every season, the Wildcats schedule one game against in-state rivals, the Duke Blue Devils.

NCAA tournament results

The Wildcats have appeared in ten NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 8–11.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1966 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Regional Third Place Game
Rhode Island
Syracuse
Saint Joseph's
W 95–68
L 94–78
L 92–76
1968 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
St. Johns
Columbia
North Carolina
W 79–70
W 61–59 OT
L 70–66
1969 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Villanova
St. Johns's
North Carolina
W 75–61
W 79–69
L 87–85
1970 First Round St. Bonaventure L 85–72
1986 First Round Kentucky L 75–55
1998 First Round Michigan L 80–61
2002 First Round Ohio State L 69–64
2006 First Round Ohio State L 70–62
2007 First Round Maryland L 82–70
2008 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Gonzaga
Georgetown
Wisconsin
Kansas
W 82–76
W 74–70
W 73–56
L 59–57

2008 NCAA Tournament

In 2008, Davidson defeated the Gonzaga Bulldogs, Georgetown Hoyas, and Wisconsin Badgers to advance to the Elite Eight. The Wildcats nearly made the Final Four, but lost to the eventual champion Kansas Jayhawks 59-57. Prior to their Sweet Sixteen matchup, the college's board of trustees supplied students with tickets, transportation and lodging for the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight games.[1] Following the tournament, the Wildcats earned a number 9 ranking in the ESPN/USA Today poll.[2]

Wildcats in the National Basketball Association

Roster

# Name Position Ht Wt Class Hometown
1 Brendan McKillop G 6-1 180 Junior Davidson, NC
5 J.P. Kuhlman G 6-4 184 Freshman Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
12 Nik Cochran G 6-3 185 Freshman Vancouver, BC
15 Jake Cohen F 6-10 220 Freshman Berwyn, PA
22 William Archambault G/F 6-6 220 Senior St. Hubert, PQ
23 Steve Rossiter F 6-7 230 Senior Staten Island, NY
24 Bryant Barr G 6-4 185 Senior Falmouth, ME
34 Frank Ben-Eze F 6-10 230 Sophomore Arlington, VA
35 Dan Nelms F 6-9 215 Senior Lake Forest, IL
40 Clint Mann F 6-8 222 Sophomore Overland Park, KS
42 Ben Allison F 6-9 228 Sophomore West Sussex, England

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