Wofford Terriers Going to the NCAA Tournament: Let’s Go Dance!

Wofford Terriers Going to the NCAA Tournament: Let’s Go Dance!

The 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Bracket was released on Sunday, and Wofford College was announced as the #14 seed, playing #3 seed Brigham Young University on Thursday in Denver, Colorado. This season Wofford won the Southern Conference Tournament, defeating the College of Charleston 77-67 to earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season.

The Terriers gathered to watch the selection show in Leonard Auditorium on campus on with an exuberant, capacity crowd on hand. On Monday evening, the team was honored by the city with a large pep rally in downtown Spartanburg (SC).

Wofford Opens NCAA Tournament Play Against Brigham Young University

Wofford Terriers Going to the NCAA Tournament: Let’s Go Dance!

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Wofford Opens NCAA Tournament Play Against Brigham Young University in Denver

Wofford Opens NCAA Tournament Play Against Brigham Young University in Denver

The 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Bracket was released on Sunday, and Wofford College was announced as the #14 seed, playing #3 seed Brigham Young University on Thursday in Denver, Colorado. The game will be played at 7:00 p.m. ET and be broadcast on CBS.

The Terriers are in the Southeast Region, with Pittsburgh as the #1 seed. Other teams in the Southeast Regional with Wofford are #6 seed St. John’s University and #11 seed Gonzaga. The winners of the two second round games will meet on Saturday.

Wofford is 21-12 on the season. This season Wofford won the Southern Conference Tournament, defeating the College of Charleston 77-67 to earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season. It marked the second straight season the Terriers have won 20 or more games.

The Terriers gathered to watch the selection show in Leonard Auditorium on campus with a capacity crowd on hand. On Monday evening, the team will be honored by the city at a pep rally in downtown Spartanburg (SC).

Wofford Will Open NCAA Tournament Play Against Brigham Young Univ. in Denver

Wofford Repeats as Southern Conference Champs, Defeats College of Charleston 77-67

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Wofford Repeats as SoCon Champs, Wins Second Straight Trip to NCAA Tourney

Wofford Repeats as SoCon Champs, Wins Second Straight Trip to NCAA Tourney

With a Southern Conference tournament title to defend and a second straight trip to the NCAA tournament on the line, Wofford College refused to let it slip out of their hands. It was back-to-back SoCon Championships as the Wofford men’s basketball team defeated the College of Charleston 77-67 on Monday night at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga (TN). Down by four at the half, Wofford used strong free-throw shooting in the final minutes to secure the championship.  Cameron Rundles scored 21 points in the win, which sends Wofford to its second straight NCAA basketball tournament berth. Wofford is 21-12 on the season and College of Charleston is 24-10 overall.

Wofford awaits Selection Sunday to learn where they will play in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

Wofford’s Ready To Start Dancing!

Wofford Defeats the College of Charleston: Wins Southern Conference Tournament

Wofford Terriers: 2011 Southern Conference Champions!!

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Wofford College Falls to Wisconsin in NCAA Tournament Heartbreaker, 53-49

Wofford College Falls to Wisconsin in NCAA Tournament Heartbreaker , 53-49

Wofford College was tied with the University of Wisconsin with 1:17 left in the game, but came up short in a 53-49 final score.  Wofford was down by eight points at the half, but used a 12-4 run to tie the game four minutes into the second half and kept it a one possession game until the final seconds of the NCAA Tournament game at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

Wofford ends the season with a 26-9 record, the most wins in school history, while Wisconsin is 24-8 overall.  Wofford was a #13 seed in their first-ever NCAA Basketball Tournament appearance. Wisconsin was a #4 seed and advances to the second round.

Wofford College Falls to Wisconsin in NCAA Tournament Heartbreaker, 53-49

You can read more about Wofford’s game against Wisconsin  here.

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NCAA Basketball Tournament East Regional: Wofford College Plays University of Wisconsin

NCAA Basketball Tournament East Regional: Wofford Plays University of Wisconsin

On Sunday, an enthusiastic gathering of Wofford students, alumni and other supporters joined the 2010 Southern Conference basketball champions on the Wofford College campus, and learned the team’s destination for the NCAA Basketball Tournament.  Wofford will head to Jacksonville (FL) to play the University of Wisconsin on Friday.

Wofford finished the regular season with a 26-8 record and earned a No. 13 seed in the NCAA tournament.  The Wisconsin Badgers, who earned the No. 4 seed in the East Regional, enter the tournament with a 23-8 overall record.  The trip marks the first time in program history that Wofford has earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament.  Wofford enters the tournament as the Southern Conference champion.

The winner of Wofford’s first-round game will then face the winner of the game between No. 5 seed Temple and No. 12 seed Cornell University on Sunday, March 21.

NCAA Basketball Tournament Selections: Wofford College Plays Univ. of Wisconsin

2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: One Shining Moment (Luther Vandross)

Listen to Wofford College Coach Mike Young’s wonderful comments about his players on Wofford’s Southern Conference Championship team on NPR’s Only A Game here.

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Wofford College Beats Appalachian State University 56-51, Earns First NCAA Tournament Berth!

Wofford Beats Appalachian State University 56-51, Earns 1st NCAA Tournament Berth!

Cameron Rundles scored 20 points, and Wofford used a stifling defense to overcome a long second-half scoring drought to beat Appalachian State University 56-51 on Monday night for the Southern Conference Title and its first NCAA tournament berth.  Now, Wofford is hardly a household name, so just who is this Wofford College team?  Well, for starters, let’s put Wofford’s Southern Conference Championship Title in perspective.  Wofford College is one of the smallest schools playing Division I basketball, and it’s known primarily for its rigorous academic standards.

Wofford has fewer than 1500 students, about half of whom are men.  It was an old NAIA college, and Wofford has never been in the NCAA tournament, nor has it ever played in the NIT.  The Wofford Terriers have never even won a conference tournament or a regular-season title.  But looking back over this season, the Terriers should have been much more on everyone’s mind.  Wofford was one possession away from winning at Pittsburgh in the season opener (they lost by only 3 points), defeated both Georgia and South Carolina of the SEC and went 15-3 during the regular season in a respected league.

Currently, Wofford is 26-8, winning its 13th straight game and 19 of its last 20 games.  So there was a very large crowd of very happy supporters at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte (NC) last night, and Wofford’s tournament victory led to a giddy dancing and singing celebration on the floor.

With the win, the Terriers have earned the conference’s automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Tournament.  The 2010 men’s basketball selection show will be held Sunday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m. and will be televised on CBS.

You can read more about the Southern Conference Championship game here.

Wofford College Headed To Big Dance, Wins SoCon Tournament

Slide Show: Wofford Beats Appalachian State 56-51, Earns 1st NCAA Tournament Berth!

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Wofford Beats Western Carolina University 78-58 in Southern Conference Tournament

Wofford Beats Western Carolina University 78-58 in Southern Conference Tournament

After its decisive 77-58 win over Western Carolina University on Sunday night, the Wofford College basketball team has advanced to the Southern Conference Tournament Championship game for the first time in school history. Wofford made 15-of-16 free throws in the final three minutes of the game to claim the victory at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC. Wofford has now won twelve in a row (and eighteen of its last nineteen games) and is 25-8 on the season and 15-3 in the Southern Conference.

Wofford will play Appalachian State University in the Championship Finals, which will be televised nationally on ESPN2 and be played at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte at 9:00 pm on Monday night. The winner of that game will earn the conference’s automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Tournament.

Slide Show: Wofford Beats Western Carolina 78-58 in Southern Conference Tournament

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