As we all know, Curry is a former Davidson Wildcat who became famous for his 2008 NCAA Tournament run with the Wildcats all the way to the Elite Eight and one shot away from the Final Four.
Unfortunately for Curry, Davidson — a No. 13 seed in this years tournament — was eliminated in grueling fashion by No. 3 Marquette on Thursday. But that is not why Curry is in the headlines, although it was last night.
Curry — 0-3 all-time vs. Duke, a team that routinely beat up on Davidson during his three-year tenure — is oddly cheering for the Blue Devils to reach the Sweet Sixteen.
As you may know, Steph Curry has a brother, Seth Curry, who is currently playing for Duke, a No. 2 seed in this years tourament. While Seth Curry has not accumulated the fame and cult following that Seth did while at Davidson, he has been a very productive player for Mike Krzyzewski’s Blue Devils, and will be an intricate part in any chance they have at making a National Title run this year.
Curry led the Blue Devils with 26 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals over No. 15 Albany — who gave an admirable effort and hung around for most of the game — in the first round, good enough to make our stars of the night column.
His older brother Steph is already forced to sport a Wesley Matthews Marquette Twitter avatar for the rest of the week because Marquette beat Davidson. Now he has to root for Duke, too.
Lets hope Seth can make Steph’s week a little easier.
Ben Baroff is a basketball journalist who blogs for SheridanHoops.com. Follow him on Twitter here.