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

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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.

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Wofford Defeats UNC/Greensboro 59-47 in Southern Conference Tournament Quarterfinals!!

Wofford Defeats UNC/Greensboro 59-47 in Southern Conference Tourney Quarterfinals!

Wofford College defeated the  University of North Carolina/Greensboro 59-47 in the Quarterfinals of the Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte, NC.  Wofford improves to 24-8, while the Spartans fall to 8-23.  Southern Conference Player of the Year Noah Dahlman led a balanced Wofford attack with 13 points.  UNC/Greensboro senior Ben Stywall set a school record with his 15th double-double on the season breaking the mark held by former Spartans star Kyle Hines (2008).  Stywall posted 18 points and 11 rebounds.

Wofford advances to the Southern Conference Tournament Semifinals to face Western Carolina University on Sunday at 6 p.m., at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC.  Both of the Semifinal games will be televised by SportSouth.

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Cinderella Davidson Keeps on Prancing, Drops Wisconsin 73-56!!

Cinderella Davidson Keeps on Dancing, drops Wisconsin 73-56!!

Davidson Rolls Over Wisconsin

Heavens yes, little Davidson College keeps marching on!! Davidson’s Stephen Curry scored more than 30 points for a third straight game, and the 10th-seeded Davidson Wildcats pulled off another stunner Friday night, rolling over third-seeded Wisconsin 73-56 to advance to the Midwest Regional finals. Davidson (29-6) extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 25. The Wildcats now will play the winner of the Villanova-Kansas game on Sunday for a trip to the Final Four.

Yes, add another defensive powerhouse to Curry’s list of victims. A week after shredding Gonzaga and Georgetown’s vaunted defenses, the son of former NBA sharpshooter Dell Curry demolished the Badgers and defensive specialist Michael Flowers.

Davidson College Trounces Wisconsin, 73-56

Little Davidson’s Stunning 74-70 Win Over Georgetown

Davidson posted a first-round win against seventh-seeded Gonzaga, with Stephen Curry pouring in 40 points during that game. Then, last Sunday night, in a true David vs. Goliath matchup, Curry scored 30 points, including 25 in the second half, as No. 10-seeded Davidson College rallied to stun No. 2 Georgetown, 74-70. In the second-round game at the RBC Center in the Midwest Region, it was Curry’s stunning scoop layup with 3 minutes 51 seconds remaining that broke a 60-60 tie and gave Davidson the lead for good.

Davidson Beats Georgetown, 74-70

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Photos of the Day: Little Davidson Wins Again in NCAA Tourney

Little Davidson College Keeps Winning in the NCAA Tourney

Little Davidson College has always fought hard amidst some of the perennial giants of college basketball, but it invariably has had to play outside of the spotlight that consistently shines upon North Carolina, Duke and other power basketball programs in the Atlantic Coast Conference and the SEC. Davidson is a member of The Southern Conference, a conference comprised mostly of small colleges. Nevertheless, Southern Conference teams are known to pull off real sports-world shockers. For example, who can forget tiny Wofford College, the country’s smallest college playing NCAA Division-I sports, and its 69-66 basketball upset of Purdue University in the Las Vegas Classic earlier this year.

Wofford Stuns Purdue in Last 2 Seconds, Wins 69-66

Tiny Wofford College Upsets Purdue, 69-66

Nevertheless, it really does take a lot for a Southern Conference team to get noticed around ACC country. But this year, Stephen Curry and the Davidson Wildcats have certainly earned their wonderful moment on the greatest stage in the game. They are swinging into the NCAA tournament’s Round of 16, singing the team’s theme song, Sweet Caroline, all the way to Detroit.

Little Davidson College Upsets Georgetown University, 74-70

Davidson earlier had posted a first-round win against seventh-seeded Gonzaga, with Stephen Curry pouring in 40 points during that game. On Sunday night, in a true David vs. Goliath matchup, Curry scored 30 points, including 25 in the second half, as No. 10-seeded Davidson College rallied to stun No. 2 Georgetown, 74-70. In the second-round game at the RBC Center in the Midwest Region, it was Curry’s stunning scoop layup with 3 minutes 51 seconds remaining that broke a 60-60 tie and gave Davidson the lead for good. The Wildcats, who now have won an NCAA-best 24 games in a row, will face third-seeded Wisconsin in the regional semifinals in Detroit on Friday.

Davidson College: Honor and Excellence

Read more about Davidson College’s amazing upset win over Georgetown University in The Washington Post, here.

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