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Curry leads Davidson to round of eight; Texas marches past Stanford

Friday, March 28, 2008

NCAA Tournament Capsules

By The Associated Press

DETROIT -- Stephen Curry knocked down yet another 3, thumped his chest and pointed skyward.

Heavens yes, Davidson is marching on.

Curry scored more than 30 points for a third straight game, and the 10th-seeded Wildcats pulled off another stunner Friday night, rolling over third-seeded Wisconsin 73-56 to advance to the Midwest Regional finals.

Davidson (29-6) extended the nation's longest winning streak to 25. The Wildcats will play the winner of the Villanova-Kansas game on Sunday for a trip to the Final Four.

A week after shredding Gonzaga and Georgetown's vaunted defenses, the son of former NBA sharpshooter Dell Curry dismantled the Badgers and defensive specialist Michael Flowers. Curry outscored the Badgers all by himself in the second half, 22-20.

Wisconsin (31-5) was holding opponents to 53.9 points, best in the nation, and hadn't allowed Kansas State a single 3-point basket in the second round.

Davidson looked right at home inside the monstrous Ford Field venue. The school's Board of Trustees provided free bus fare, tickets and a hotel room for students who wanted to make the 11-hour ride from North Carolina, and a few hundred took them up on the offer.

South Regional

Texas 82, Stanford 62

HOUSTON (AP) -- Little D.J. Augustin set the tempo, 299-pound Dexter Pittman pounded and pestered Brook Lopez and Texas defeated Stanford.

Playing in front of a home-state crowd dressed in burnt orange, the Longhorns moved one win away from their first Final Four since 2003.

Mixing their inside and outside games, the Longhorns (31-6) took control early. Still, they were up only 52-51 after Lopez did everything but dribble the ball up the court to rally the Cardinal (28-8). Texas answered with a 20-3 run.

Lopez had 24 of Stanford's first 48 points, but finished with 26 and 10 rebounds.

Augustin, playing before lots of family in his adopted hometown, had 21 points, seven assists and five rebounds. He scored eight points during the game-breaking run.

James scored 18 points.

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