Scores

Final

Wofford 71

(6-7, 1-0 Southern)

Samford 61

(6-10, 0-1 Southern)

8:00 PM ET, January 2, 2014

Pete Hanna Center, Birmingham, Alabama

1 2 T
WOF 32 3971
SAM 32 2961

Top Performers

Wofford: K. Cochran 27 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

Samford: T. Williams 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

Cochran leads Wofford to 71-61 win over Samford

Associated Press

HOMEWOOD, Ala. -- Karl Cochran scored 27 points, tying a career-high by making six 3-pointers, and Wofford topped Samford 71-61 in the Southern Conference opener for both teams Thursday night.

Trailing 54-46 after Tim Williams hit a jumper with just less than 11 minutes left, Wofford went on a 23-6 run over the next 10:12 of action to take a 69-59 lead with 28 seconds remaining. Cochran scored 11 points during that stretch.

Wofford (6-7) made 11 of 21 3-point shots while out-rebounding the Bulldogs 32-22. The Terriers recorded 19 assists on 24 field goals and turned 12 Samford turnovers in to 15 points.

Eric Garcia added 14 points, including a career-high tying four 3-pointers, in the win.

Tyler Hood led Samford (6-10) with 22 points. Williams added 17 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots. Hood and Williams combined to make 16 of 21 field goals.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WOF
SAM
Points 71 61
FG Made-Attempted 24-52 (.462) 25-46 (.543)
3P Made-Attempted 11-21 (.524) 6-13 (.462)
FT Made-Attempted 12-17 (.706) 5-8 (.625)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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