- $10 for one ticket to two Davidson Wildcats men’s basketball games ($29.84 value)
- When: Against the George Washington Colonials on Saturday, February 28, at 7 p.m. and against the VCU Rams on Thursday, March 5, at 9 p.m.
- Where: John Belk Arena
- Seating: Bleachers
- Door time: One hour before tip-off
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
The Scouting Report
In their first year as a member of the Atlantic 10 conference, the Wildcats have made quite a splash thanks to a stellar backcourt comprised of Tyler Kalinoski and Jack Gibbs. Instead of wielding conductor batons from the top of the key, these two guards orchestrate Davidson’s offense with slick passing and even better shooting: the Wildcats offense averages 81 points and 17 assists per game, both stats that rank in the top 10 nationwide. Later this month, they’ll host a pair of A10 rivals, George Washington and #18 VCU, during the final two home games of the regular season. Both matchups will be critical, as just two games separate the conference’s top seven teams.
At the start of the 20th Century, Davidson athletic teams were often referred to as the “Red and Black” or “Preachers.” But on November 20, 1917, that all changed when the school’s football team—comprised of 22 players—traveled to Atlanta to take on powerhouse Auburn. Despite major disadvantages in size and yards gained, Davidson pulled out a 21-7 victory. Atlanta sportswriters were shocked, and from then on, began referring to the team’s players as “wildcats” for their feisty style of play and long, bushy tails. Today, the Wildcats moniker unites 21 men’s and women’s athletic teams, including a men’s basketball team that boasts 11 NCAA tournament appearances and one magical run to the Elite Eight in 2008.