Davidson enjoys resurgence in Southern Conference

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DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) -- Davidson is back on top in the Southern Conference, four years after Stephen Curry put the program on the national map.

The Wildcats (15-5, 9-1) boast the best record in the conference and a win over nationally-ranked Kansas on their resume.

They may even be a deeper and better balanced team than the Curry-led squad that made a surprising run to the NCAA regional finals in 2008. But coach Bob McKillop downplays his team's chances of making tournament run because "Number 30 (Curry) is not on the floor."

Still, the energy has returned to Davidson basketball.

The Wildcats are eyeing a return to the NCAA tournament after getting knocked out in the first round of the Southern Conference tournament the last two seasons.

Davidson plays at Furman Wednesday.