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2019 March Madness Bubble Watch: Wofford Terriers

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Wofford has the talent, experience, and momentum to put some of the nation's top teams on upset alert in the NCAA Tournament. They ran the table in the reguar season in the Southern Conference and their resume could land them an at-large bid if they were to falter in the Southern Conference tournament. You should not sleep on the Terriers.

Wofford Terriers (26-4; 18-0, 1st in Southern Conference)

Tim's Take: Wofford is among the best three-point shooting teams in the country, and they have a trio of upperclassmen leading the way -- G Fletcher Magee (senior), F Cameron Jackson (senior), and G Nathan Hoover (junior). They may not have beaten any of the top non-conference opponents they faced, but excluding the 25-point loss at Kansas, they kept these matchups close. They are a battle-tested bunch currently on a 17-game winning-streak. An experienced team that can heat up from behind the three-point line is a team that can compete with just about anyone in March.

They rain. Right now, they're 2nd in the country in three-point field goal percentage at 41.5. [Of] their four leading scorers, three of them are better than 41.5 percent from three. Take Duke, for instance. Their best three-point shooter is Cam Reddish. He is shooting 33 percent. Wofford had four guys -- their four leading scorers -- average better than [that] from three...I think Wofford would run a mediocre Power-5 team right off the floor.

Wofford players to watch:

G Fletcher Magee (senior) - 20.7 ppg, 92.7 FT%, 42.8 3PT%
F Cameron Jackson (senior) - 14.6 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 92.7 FT%, 38.9 3PT%
G Nathan Hoover (junior) - 13.0 ppg, 89.6 FT%, 44.9 3PT%

 

Wofford Tournament Profile:

Rankings: #22 AP, USA Today, and KenPom; #14 NET

Notable Results: Lost vs. #8 North Carolina 78-67; lost at #2 Kansas 72-47; lost at Oklahoma 75-64; lost at #17 Mississippi State 98-87; first team to go undefeated in Southern Conference since Steph Curry's 2008 Davidson team

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