Today is the 10 year of Steph Curry and Davidson shocking the world of college basketball by beating Wisconsin in March Madness.
Curry’s coming out party in March Madness was incredible, and Wisconsin would be the final victim of his unreal journey.
Luckily, ESPN’s Darren Rovell was lucky enough to remind me of this dark moment for Wisconsin fans when I woke up this morning. Don’t worry. I’m not bitter or anything about my day be ruined. Not a big deal at all.
This Day 10 Years Ago: Steph Curry’s Davidson team beats Wisconsin, moves on to Elite Eight. pic.twitter.com/Qfxr6mrjjy
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 28, 2018
I remember watching this game as it happened, and being absolutely shocked. I thought Wisconsin was going to roll Davidson. The game should have been over by half time. Little did I know that Curry would score more than 30. Little did I know that a future NBA hall of famer was running around on the court for Davidson.
This is what we commonly refer to as a blowoff game in the industry. It means that we can pretty much blowoff watching the game and focus on the party because there’s no chance we lose.
Well, I think it’s safe to say that I was wrong on that one. Davidson beating Wisconsin is the exact reason we play the game. Anything can happen and anybody can win on any given day. My Badgers were supposed to be a Final Four team that year at a minimum. At a minimum! We didn’t even get past the Sweet 16 because a team and a player nobody had ever heard of us sent us home early.
Another dark reminder of what happens when we overlook opponents. Props to Curry for putting on a show, and proving an entire state wrong. However, it doesn’t sting nearly as much looking back at it 10 years later. We clearly had no idea who we were dealing with at the time.