The Davidson Wildcats probably didn’t make any Kansas Jayhawk player or fan tremble when they showed up on the schedule. While some memories of Stephen Curry might linger from the Elite Eight match-up in 2008, the reality is that Davidson is regarded as a small-time program going up against a perennial power in Bill Self’s KU team, so there’s no reason to believe they really stood a chance on the road. That is, until they dominated from the outset last night at Lawrence to win 80 to 74.
Davidson led early in the game and held the lead from that point, even though KU drew to within one at halftime. Nik Cochran led Davidson scorers with 21 points and set the tone from outside with a 4 of 5 performance from three-point range. As a team Davidson hit 11 three-pointers.
For Kansas, they failed miserably from the free throw line, going 18 of 31 for a 58 FT percentage. They also wasted a remarkable night from Thomas Robinson who had 21 points and 18 rebounds. Elijah Johnson and Tyshawn Taylor added 15 apiece.
With the team’s first home loss this season, KU moves to 7-3 on the season.