Years before he was a superstar for the Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry was just Dell
Curry’s son who was playing college basketball for the Davidson Wildcats. In Curry’s sophomore
season, the Wildcats had won the Southern Conference championship, claiming an automatic bid
to the NCAA tournament.
Davidson was given the 10th seed in the 2008 tournament and was expected to lose. They were
deemed as “another mid-major school supposed to be content with just making the NCAA
The Wildcats didn’t see it that way and were determined to make a name for themselves.
Davidson would go on a miraculous run that year to the Elite Eight, led by Curry. This put
Davidson on the map, and Curry grew onto the national scene as one of the top NBA prospects.
En route to their Elite Eight appearance, Curry and the Wildcats took down #7 Gonzaga, #2
Georgetown, #3 Wisconsin, and was ultimately eliminated by #1 seeded Kansas.
Curry and the Wildcats’ performance was one of the best underdog stories in March Madness history and was
even more special than a future MVP led by Steph Curry.