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The Dream of the 80’s is Alive in Portland: U of L 69 Davidson 62

Posted by frankpos on March 16, 2012

Thanks to Leigh at Card Chronicle for the pic.

















The Cards’ trademark lockdown defense took the legs and heart out of Davidson 69-62.

They held one of the 10 most offensively efficient and high scoring offenses in the country to well under their season averages in scoring and shooting percentages.  In fact, their D wore Davidson out to the point that the top free throwing shooting team in the land could not even make free throws in the first half (5-10) !

Even with their two key players –Gorgui Dieng and Peyton Siva– in foul trouble throughout the game,  U of L established control early and never seemed in trouble.

And when Davidson forced the Cards to win it by making free throws, they converted hitting 75% in the second half on 22 of 29 attempts.

Now, on to a match-up with #5 seed New Mexico St.


2 Responses to “The Dream of the 80’s is Alive in Portland: U of L 69 Davidson 62”

  1. Leigh said

    wow Thanks Frank! Means a lot this made it over here. Go Cards!

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