Found March 21, 2013 on
The locker room felt like a funeral.
Eyes stared at the floor. Except for a few players talking in hushed tones to reporters, the place was silent. Pizza boxes were piled in the corner, but most of the pizza remained uneaten.
Half an hour before, this Davidson team was only 70 seconds away from being on top of the college-basketball world. The 14-seed was up six points on No. 3 seed Marquette and had a free throw to make it a three-possession game with 1:10 left. The team was that close to becoming the first big-time upset of the 2013 NCAA tournament.
But Davidson's JP Kuhlman missed that free throw, and seven seconds later Jamil Wilson hit a 3-pointer -- only the second 3 of the game for Marquette, which ranks 328th in the nation in 3-point field goals per game.
After a Davidson layup, Marquette made another 3, making it a two-point game. After two Davidson free throws came the third 3 in a row for Marquette, again by Wilson, making it a one-point game with 10 seconds left....
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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Davidson coach Bob McKillop carries a bunch of pennies in his back pocket.
For most, a handful of pennies won't buy much. But for McKillop, pennies buy motivation and improvement.
All year long he's filled a penny jar, adding one each time his team got better.
"I believe we needed to always have an impetus at key moments, crucial moments, reminders...
With two minutes to go in the game it looked like things were all but over for Marquette. Then they hit three consecutive three-pointers and climbed back in it to only be down one. With less than 10 seconds left in the game, Davidson threw the ball away and Nik Cochran stepped out of bounds trying to keep the ball in play (GIF below). Marquette with 6.7 seconds left put the...
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Jamil Wilson simply put his head down and walked back to the Marquette bench. Junior Cadougan just shook his head.
The feeling the Golden Eagles experienced that November afternoon after Butler stunned them at the buzzer in the Maui Invitational is one they haven't forgotten. And who could blame them?
Each time any one of them turns on ESPN to watch a college...
Vander Blue's layup with one second left capped Marquette's rally from a nine-point deficit and gave the third-seeded Golden Eagles a 59-58 victory over Davidson Thursday in the NCAA tournament.
Blue and Jamil Wilson made consecutive 3-pointers to bring Marquette within 58-57 with 11 seconds left. The Golden Eagles then caught a huge break when De'Mon Brooks' long...
The Marquette Golden Eagles are the worst three-point shooting team in the tournament as they came in at 30.1% on the season. Getting out played by Davidson and trailing the Wildcats throughout the second half Thursday afternoon, a bleakness pervaded the Marquette sideline as they tailed DC by six before Jamil Wilson nailed two triples and Vander Blue made another to cut the Wildcats’...