Davidson College Basketball Opens Up on November 26th

Davidson-college-basketball.jpgOne of the things we at the Davidson Village Inn love most about our hometown is the integral part that Davidson College plays in daily life.  The events, lectures, performances, and athletics aren’t just engaging for students but the residents and visitors also partake in what this fantastic college town has to offer.  Now is a wonderful time of year since the community is gearing up for Davidson College Basketball season. This year’s season officially kicks off on the 26th of November.  You should definitely plan on visiting us for a game!

Davidson, NC has a lot to offer.  If you have never visited before, don’t forget to download our Davidson Vacation Guide.  The Vacation Guide has tips on the best places to shop and eat and activities to do while you’re in town.  The best part about it is its free!

About Davidson College Basketball

Davidson College not only offers students a world-class education but the chance to take part in the long tradition of attending Davidson College Basketball games.  Davidson has been a contender in NCAA basketball since Coach Lefty Dreisell led the team to a top ranking by Sports Illustrated in the 1960s.  Most of all, Coach Bob McKillop has led the team to a winning season on a regular basis, making Wildcats basketball games thrilling and entertaining to witness.  If you’ve never experienced college basketball at its finest, we urge you to take the opportunity to do so this season at Davidson.  And the viewing of the games will be enhanced this year because the Belk Arena is installing new video boards.  In addition to replays, the new boards will display player stats and interactive fan contests.

Davidson Wildcats have competed in 11 NCAA tournaments since 1966 and made it to the Elite Eight round of the competition in 2008.  The Wildcats have also been to the Southern Conference several times and won that conference title on more than one occasion. Professional basketball fans might be familiar with an impressive player of that tournament and one of Davidson’s most well-known players, Stephen Curry, who is currently playing in the NBA for the Golden State Warriors.  Most noteworthy, Davidson was honored to be invited to play in the 2016 Puerto Rico Tip-Off held in November.

Davidson College Basketball 2016-2017 Home Schedule

The Davidson College basketball team will take on opponents both from the Atlantic 10 Conference like George Mason in addition to ACC schools like NC State.  Before the official season begins on the 26th, the Wildcats have a red/black scrimmage on October 22nd at 2:00pm.  From then on out, it promises to be an action-packed season of Wildcats basketball.  Games are sure to enthrall students, faculty, alumni, Davidson residents and visitors.  Check out the home schedule for Davidson College Basketball below and decide which game you’ll come see!

November 4th, 2016 @ 7:00pm | Bellmont Abbey Exhibition

November 12th, 2016 @ 8:00pm | Appalachian State

November 17th, 2016 @ 11:00am | Clemson in Orlando, FL

November 18th, 2016 @ 11:30/1:30 | Xavier/Missouri in Orlando, FL

November 20th, 2016 | TBD

November 26th, 2016 @4:00pm | Charlotte

November 29th, 2016 TBD | Mercer in Macon, GA

December 4th, 2016 TBD | College of Charleston in Charleston, SC

December 7th, 2016 @ 9:00pm | North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC

December 17th, 2016 @7:00pm | Kansas in Kansas City, MO

December 21st, 2016 @ 7:00pm | Jacksonville

December 28th, 2016 @ 7:00pm | Hartford

December 31st, 2016 @ 2:00pm | Richmond

January 5th, 2017 @ 7:00pm | George Washington in Washington, DC

January 8th, 2017 @ 2:00pm | Saint Louis in Saint Louis, MO

January 11th, 2017 TBD | Fordham

January 14th, 2017 @ 2:00pm | VCU

January 19th, 2017 @ 7:00pm | La Salle in Philadelphia, PA

January 24th, 2017 @ TBD | Duquesne

January 28th, 2017 @ 12:00pm | Fordham in New York, NY

January 31st, 2017 @ 8:00pm | Saint Joseph’s in Philadelphia, PA

February 3rd, 2017 @ 7:00pm | Rhode Island

February 8th, 2017 @ 7:00pm | George Mason

February 11th, 2017 @ 8:00pm | VCU in Richmond, VA

February 15th, 2017 @ 7:00pm | George Washington

February 18th, 2017 @ 12:00pm | Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass

February 21st, 2017 @ 8:00pm | Richmond in Richmond, VA

February 24th, 2017 @ 9:00pm | Dayton

February 28th, 2017 @ 7:00pm | St Bonaventure

March 4th, 2017 @ 6:00pm | Rhode Island in Kingston, RI

In addition to the regular season which wraps up on the 4th of March, the Wildcats will head to Pittsburgh to participate in the 2017 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship.  The tournament begins on March 8th and goes through the 12th.

Where to Stay for Davidson College Basketball

The Davidson Village Inn is the ideal place to stay while visiting for a Davidson College basketball game.  Since Davidson Village Inn is located on Depot Street, they are within walking distance of all the downtown Davidson area has to offer.  We offer 18 rooms and suites, all which are elegantly appointed and will keep you in the utmost comfort while you’re with us.  Each morning you’ll enjoy a full breakfast of locally made baked goods, fresh fruits, eggs, cheese, yogurt and coffee from local Davidson favorite, Summit Coffee.  We can’t wait to see you when you come to cheer on the Wildcats!

Explore our rooms and suites, or call us at 704-892-8044 to book your reservation!