Saturday, February 14, 2009
Davidson's Curry sprains ankle in win
By Andy Katz ESPN.com
Davidson All-American guard Stephen Curry suffered a sprained left ankle in the Wildcats' 75-60 victory over Furman on Saturday.
Curry will have X-rays on the ankle Sunday, Davidson coach Bob McKillop told ESPN.com while en route back to Charlotte, N.C.
Curry scored 25 points in 29 minutes before suffering the injury with under 10 minutes remaining in the second half. He hobbled off the court to the bench after it happened. Curry was on crutches after the game.
"He's resilient and anytime he's been hurt he's responded well," McKillop said by phone from the team bus. "He'll work 24 hours a day to get back."
McKillop said it's premature to say whether Curry would miss Davidson's game Wednesday at The Citadel. The Wildcats (21-4, 14-1 Southern Conference) play host to No. 15 Butler in a Bracketbuster game on Feb. 21.
McKillop said guard Max Paulhus Gosselin took control after Curry was injured.
"It gave a tremendous boost to our guys, to get a double-digit win without the heartbeat of our team," McKillop said. "Max wouldn't let the blood stop flowing in those last nine minutes.''
McKillop said Curry was upset he had to leave the game.
"You could see it in his eyes, he didn't want to let his team down," McKillop said of Curry, who leads the nation in scoring with 29.1 points per game.
The Wildcats have five more games before the Southern Conference tournament. Four of the five are at home, with the fifth, the last game of the regular season, at Elon on March 2.
Andy Katz is a senior writer at ESPN.com.