2007–08 Davidson Wildcats men's basketball team

The 2007–08 Davidson Wildcats men's basketball team represented Davidson College in NCAA men's Division I competition. 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.

2007–08 Davidson Wildcats men's basketball
Southern Conference Tournament champions
Southern Conference regular season champions
NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight
ConferenceSouthern Conference
DivisionSouth
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 23
2007–08 record29–7 (20–0 SoCon)
Head coachBob McKillop
Assistant coachMatt Matheny
Assistant coachJim Fox
Assistant coachTim Sweeney
Home arenaJohn M. Belk Arena
Seasons
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
#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

RosterEdit

2007–08 Davidson Wildcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 1 Brendan McKillop 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Davidson, NC
G 2 Jason Richards 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Barrington, IL
G 4 Aaron Bond 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Ashburn, VA
F 5 Boris Meno 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Paris, France
G 12 Can Civi 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Istanbul, Turkey
G 14 Max Paulhus Gosselin 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Carignan, QC, Canada
F 15 Thomas Sander 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Cincinnati, OH
G/F 20 Mike Schmitt 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Rocky Mount, NC
G/F 22 Will Archambault 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Montreal, QC, Canada
F 23 Steve Rossiter 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Staten Island, NY
G 24 Bryant Barr 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Falmouth, ME
G 30 Stephen Curry 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Charlotte, NC
F 35 Dan Nelms 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Lake Forest, IL
F 41 Andrew Lovedale 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Benin City, Nigeria
F 42 Ben Allison 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr West Sussex, England
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

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