Recap: Wofford vs. Citadel
Asheville, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Karl Cochran netted 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the third-seeded Wofford Terriers easily handled the 11th- seeded Citadel Bulldogs, 68-51, in a quarterfinal matchup of the Southern Conference Tournament at U.S. Cellular Center.
Eric Garcia scored 19 points and dished out four assists for Wofford (18-12), which will advance to the semifinal round to play seventh-seeded Georgia Southern on Sunday. Lee Skinner and Jaylen Allen each contributed 10 points in the win.
Ashton Moore led all scorers in the contest with 24 points for The Citadel (7-26), adding four assists to his stat line. The Bulldogs connected on 38.6 percent of their shots from the floor in the loss, which ended a three-game win streak.
Wofford hit on 45.8 percent of its field goal tries in the first half, including 3-of-8 from 3-point range to take a slim 28-24 lead into the intermission. The Citadel hit just 36 percent of its shot attempts, but made 4-of-8 from 3-point distance and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line.
The Terriers exploded offensively in the second frame, netting 58.3 percent of their shots from the field, including 7-of-9 from deep and adding 5-of-7 from the charity stripe. The Bulldogs improved to 42.1 percent shooting in the period, but were outscored by 13 points thanks to Wofford's strong offensive attack.
Wofford led The Citadel in points off turnovers in the contest, 19-7, and outscored the Bulldogs from 3-point territory, 30-15. The Citadel won the battle from the free-throw line, 12-8.Game Notes