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Photo of the Day: Davidson’s joy, relief in one image


It’s conference tournament week. So expect every Photo of the Day from now until Selection Sunday to involve some sort of championship game result. Just sayin’. It’s that time of year.

Take Monday. Four teams earned automatic bids to the NCAA tournament by either outplaying or simply outlasting their opponent. The latter probably best fits Davidson’s riveting 93-91 double-overtime victory against Western Carolina in the Southern Conference finals.

Hey, when you blow a 13-point lead with less than three minutes to play in regulation, then hang on after two extra periods, you’ll probably feel like Davidson’s De’Mon Brooks and Will Reigel do in this photo. Call it equal parts relief and joy.

Joy from securing the school’s first NCAA tourney bid since 2008. Relief at not blowing it. Sums up March, right?

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