Wofford broke a 21 game losing streak to USC Saturday with a 68-61 win over the Gamecocks at Benjamin Johnson Arena at Wofford. The Terrier’s last win over USC took place in 1939.
AUDIO: Wofford coach Mike Young
The Gamecocks led 34-31 at halftime but Wofford scored the first eight points of the second half to take a 39-34 lead. USC led only once more at 42-41. With 2:00 to play, Devan Downey missed the second of two free throws which would have tied the game at 59. From that point forward, The Terriers outscored the Gamecocks 9-3. Jamar Diggs hit five free throws during that stretch to kill any hope of a USC rally.
AUDIO: USC coach Darrin Horn
Noah Dahlman led the Terriers with 19 points and 11 rebounds. The Terriers outrebounded the Gamecocks by 10 and had 22 offensive rebounds which they converted into 25 second chance points. Diggs added 16 points and Junior Salters, who was honored prior to the game for reaching the 1000 point mark in his career, scored 13 points.
AUDIO: Jamar Diggs
Downey led the Gamecocks with 17 points but had just one assist and five turnovers. The Gamecocks had 16 turnovers on the night to the Terriers’ 11. Bradis Raley-Ross had 14 points for USC and Sam Muldrow 10. The Gamecocks shot 42% for the game, Wofford 40%.
AUDIO: Devan Downey
Wofford improves to 6-6 with the win, and is 2-0 against SEC East teams this season. The Terriers defeated Georgia earlier in the season. They will play UNC Asheville at home Monday afternoon at 12:30. The Gamecocks fall to 7-3. They face another Southern Conference foe, Furman, Monday night at 7:00 at the Colonial Life Arena.