Wofford ensure Fletcher Magee (3) celebrates with teammates after attack a 3-point basket during a final moments of a second half opposite Seton Hall in a first-round diversion in a NCAA men’s college basketball contest in Jacksonville, Fla. Thursday, Mar 21, 2019.
Wofford ensure Fletcher Magee set a Division we career record for 3-pointers as his team eliminated Seton Hall, 84-68, in a initial turn of a NCAA men’s basketball contest on Thursday night.
Magee scored 24 points, sharpened 7-of-12 on treys, to lead a seventh-seeded Terriers of Spartanburg, S.C., to a win opposite a 10th-seeded Pirates from South Orange, N.J.
The Mar Madness feat in Jacksonville, Fla., was Wofford’s 21st uninterrupted win overall.
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“The child can fire it,” teammate Cameron Jackson said. “When he’s open, I’m happy when he shoots it.”
Magee now has 509 3-pointers in 4 seasons, violation a career symbol set by Oakland’s Travis Bader in 2014. Duke’s J.J. Redick (457), Tennessee’s Chris Lofton (431) and Davidson’s Stephen Curry (414) also arrange in a tip 10.
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The 6-foot-4 Terriers guard tied a symbol on a four-point play in a initial half and pennyless it in a opening notation of a second half.
“I really beheld a throng was louder than only a normal 3,” Magee said. “But we feel like we didn’t get too held adult in it. It was a tighten game. we was only focused on doing whatever we could to assistance us continue to widen a lead and win down a stretch. we feel like we was wakeful of it, though we only kind of blocked it out and attempted to concentration on winning.”
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Wofford, with an enrollment of 1,650, has been personification in a NCAA contest for a initial time given 2015, according to NCAA.com.
The Terriers became a smallest propagandize to be ranked in a Top 25 given VMI in 1977, and now have their initial contest victory.
The Terriers will play second-seeded Kentucky on Saturday.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.