Davidson finished off their run in impressive fashion, knocking off Rhode Island in the Atlantic 10 tournament title game to earn the league’s automatic bid.
The Wildcats also picked off St. Bonaventure in the semifinals, meaning that en route to the title, Davidson picked off both of the teams from the conference that are going to be able to land at-large bids.
Put another way, Davidson is now the third NCAA tournament team from the Atlantic 10, meaning that someone on the bubble — Louisville? Arizona State? Saint Mary’s? Oklahoma? — just had their dream of playing in the NCAA tournament come to an end.
And this is something to take note of, because the Wildcats are dangerous enough that they might be able to win a game or two in the tournament. Peyton Aldridge and Kellan Grady are both capable of popping off for 30 points in a given night, and when they get it going, the Wildcats can score with anyone.