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On this day: Steph Curry leads Davidson past Georgetown

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Now an all-time great player, Curry first showed signs of stardom during March Madness.

North Carolina State v Davidson Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

We’re all pretty used to the greatness of Steph Curry. The Golden State Warriors superstar has accolades aplenty: three championship rings, a pair of MVP trophies, six All-Star selections, and a legitimate case as one of the 10 greatest players in NBA history.

It wasn’t always that way, however.

11 years ago, Curry made himself familiar to a lot of people through a magical March Madness run. On this in 2008, Curry rallied 10th-seeded Davidson back from a 17-point second-half deficit to stun Georgetown, a 2 seed, and lead his team to the Sweet Sixteen.

It was spectacular.

Curry was in the midst of a brilliant season, in which he was a second team All-American. But, playing for a mid-major school, he wasn’t on the radar of most fans.

His brilliant run in that year’s NCAA tournament changed everything. It wasn’t just the amazing comeback against Georgetown, but the 40 points against Gonzaga in the opening round, and the beatdown against powerhouse Wisconsin to punch a ticket to the Elite Eight.

Curry did everything, and opened a lot of eyes.

What he’s done since then is even more impressive, but it’s always fun to look back on Curry’s marvelous run during the tournament, where we’re able to see glimpses of the all-time great that he would become.