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Part of our job here at TMM is to track Stephen Curry, the most beguiling and enigmatic and talented player we’ve had at the mid-major level since we started doing this. While we stop short of reporting on his meal choices, his iPod or his usual walking paths across the Davidson campus, we do stalk his boxscores. He sure has put together an interesting set during his junior season.

Take, for example, his line from last night’s blowout win over Furman. The Wildcats won by 40 points, and Curry had 30 to keep his national-best scoring average (29.1 ppg) intact. He hit 12 shots of 18 attempted, including 6-of-10 from three, and ... did not attempt a foul shot. It’s the third time this has happened for Curry this year: there was the Patsos game, last week’s Appalachian State tilt in which he battled foul trouble and played only 16 minutes, and last night.

And it’s very hard to score that many points without the benefit of one-pointers. There have been 233 personal performances this year of at least 30 points across Division I this season, and Curry’s was only the fifth that included a 0-for-0 notation for free throws.

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