Wofford's Offensive Barrage Overwhelms Wildcats

Wofford's Offensive Barrage Overwhelms Wildcats

Spartanburg, S.C. - NCAA Division I program Wofford College put on an offensive clinic in a 104-54 victory over the USCAA #16 Johnson & Wales men's basketball team on Saturday.

The Terriers (6-4) shot over 63 percent from the floor, including an eye-popping 20-of-34 from behind the arc, to win in convincing fashion.

Johnson & Wales (2-6) was playing its third Division I opponent of the season, but up until now the Wildcats had not run into any team as clinical in its shooting as Wofford.  The Terriers seemingly couldn't miss, with Fletcher Magee leading the charge with 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting, including 4-of-5 from downtown.

Majerle Poole led Johnson & Wales with 21 points on the afternoon, the only Wildcat to reach double figures.  Poole finished 7-of-16 and has reached double figures in scoring in all but one game this season, a six-point outing against Campbell University on Nov. 20.

Offensively, the Wildcats suffered through the first half, connecting on just four field goals and finding themselves trailing 50-10 at the break.  The next 20 minutes were much improved, with Johnson & Wales shooting a far more respectable 45 percent from the floor and connecting on six three-pointers, including four by Poole.  Malik Bullock added seven points in the half for the Wildcats.

Johnson & Wales will have a chance to regroup on Monday, Dec. 18, when the team hosts NAIA foe Montreat College.  Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Wildcat Center.