With Memphis looking nigh unstoppable early — they’re up 39-24 over Texas with 2:00 left in the first half — it’s looking increasingly likely that Stephen Curry and the #10-seed Davidson Wildcats will be the last hope for the non-#1-seeds.
It was #1-seed Kansas that blew the chance for an first-ever “all-chalk” Final Four last year, losing to #2-seed UCLA in the second game of the Elite Eight. (#1-seed North Carolina subsequently lost, too, to #2 Georgetown.) But that was against a Bruins team that effectively had home-court advantage and arguably should have been a #1 seed itself. Losing to tiny Davidson, when a win would put four #1 seeds in the Final Four, would be a much bigger upset — and a much bigger stain on the already oft-smeared record of Bill Self and the “Rock Choke Jayhawks.”
And yet, would anybody really be stunned if Davidson pulled it off? At this point, who dares doubt Stephen Curry?
UPDATE: Memphis wins, 85-67. Davidson is our last hope!