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Magee scores 36, No. 24 Wofford races past Samford 85-64

Wofford Samford Basketball

Wofford guard Fletcher Magee (3) drives through Samford defenders during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Fletcher Magee made eight 3-pointers on his way to a season-high 36 points, and No. 24 Wofford beat Samford 85-64 on Saturday.

The Terriers (26-4, 18-0) closed out an unbeaten Southern Conference schedule. They have won 17 in a row heading into the conference tournament.

Samford (16-15, 6-12) lost its fourth straight game.

Magee went 13 for 22 from the field, including 8 of 14 from beyond the arc. He also had four assists and three steals.

Ryan Hoover scored 17 points for Wofford, and Chevez Goodwin had 10.

The Terriers pulled away after carrying a 31-29 lead into halftime. Magee scored 11 of Wofford’s 13 points in the first 3:27 of the second half, extending the Terriers’ advantage to 44-33.

The Terriers made 20 of 30 shots and 9 of 15 3-pointers in the second half.

Josh Sharkey and Robert Allen had 16 points apiece for Samford. Ruben Guerrero scored 12 points.


Wofford: The Terriers hit 14 of 30 from behind the arc, but also scored 24 points in the paint.

Samford: Samford outrebounded Wofford 37-36, but went 1 of 23 from behind the 3-point line.