It’s Stephen Curry’s 3-point-happy alma mater against the steady, inside-out attack of Hawaii in tonight’s nightcap and Diamond Head Classic consolation semifinal at the Stan Sheriff Center.
The Davidson Wildcats (4-5) hit a ridiculous number of triples — 26 — in their season opener against Charleston Southern. They’re also elite when it comes to swinging the ball, at roughly a 2-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio as a team.
Davidson of the Atlantic 10 hits better than 10 3s a game. UH’s season high was 10, against Hawaii Hilo. Davidson is favored by six.
Look for Mike Thomas to bounce back after being held without a field goal and having an overall rough night against No. 6 Miami in Friday’s first round.
Of course, somebody for UH will have to step up and make 3s tonight. Jack Purchase is coming off a season-high three in the loss to the Hurricanes.
Forward Peyton Aldridge leads Davidson with 22 points per game. He had a step-back 3-pointer to beat New Mexico State carom off the iron at the buzzer on Friday.
Wildcats coach Bob McKillop is in his 29th year at the school near Charlotte, N.C.. He’s the fourth-longest tenured coach in the country.
Also, worth mentioning that UH is locked into the 9:30 a.m. time slot on Christmas morning, regardless of whether that’s the fifth- or seventh-place game.