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SEATTLE (AP) - It started with an inquisitive tweet from the main University of Iowa Twitter account, right after it was announced the Hawkeyes would be playing Davidson in their NCAA Tournament opener.

".@DavidsonCollege just to confirm...Steph Curry is out of eligibility, right?"

No, the former Davidson sharpshooter will not be on the floor Friday when No. 7 seed Iowa faces the No. 10 Wildcats.

What Iowa does have to worry about is Atlantic 10 player of the year Tyler Kalinoski, and a Davidson offense that has avoided the scoring dip seen around college basketball.

The Wildcats (24-7) rank sixth in the country with nearly 80 points per game.

That will be the challenge for the Hawkeyes (21-11), who are trying to rebound from a disappointing loss to Penn State in the Big Ten quarterfinals.

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer. Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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