Former Davidson darling Stephen Curry became enshrined in college basketball history on Sunday, nearly four years removed from the last time he suited up for a college game.
The elder Curry, thanks to the smooth-shooting of his younger brother Seth, is now one-half of the NCAA’s highest-scoring brother duo of all-time. Seth sunk a 3-pointer early in the second half of Duke’s nip-and-tuck 62-61 win over Boston College in Chestnut Hill, helping the Blue Devils slip past the feisty Eagles while pushing his family name past the Hansbroughs in the record books. What more appropriate way for two brothers to make history than by canning the one shot responsible for their exalted reputations?
Combined, the Curry siblings have sunk 699 treys over six full seasons and a seventh one incomplete. No other set of brothers has ever eclipsed 500.
Seth’s 18-point effort on Sunday lifted the aggregate Curry point total to 4493, eight-better than the 4485 mark laid by the previous record holders. Tyler Hansbrough, the ACC’s all-time leading scorer and former North Carolina star center, and younger brother Ben, the former Big East Player of the Year and sharp-shooting guard who split time at Notre Dame and Mississippi State, held the distinction for more than two years.
For those in the spirit of rivalry week already, that’s a Blue Devil surpassing a Heel — the very same Heel that once overtook a former Dukie’s ACC scoring title. Duke and North Carolina are wasting no time dropping footnotes for Wednesday’s clash at Cameron.
Expected in attendance for that game in their familiar, camera-friendly seats behind the bench: Sonya and Dell Curry, the real winners of Sunday’s landmark family achievement.