Wofford defeats Georgia Tech

Gerry Broome/Associated Press North Carolina’s Sterling Manley falls over Western Carolina’s Onno Steger (left) and Desmond Johnson during the first half of the Tar Heels’ victory over the Catamounts.

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Fletcher Magee scored 36 points including the go-ahead 3-pointer – his eighth of the game – with 1.9 seconds left as Wofford overcame a 10-point deficit in the last six minutes to defeat Power Five opponent Georgia Tech 63-60 on Wednesday night.

The Terriers (5-4) beat an Atlantic Coast Conference team at home in their first-ever game hosting an ACC team. And Magee, the 6-foot-4 sharpshooter, was a huge reason why. He had 10 points in the final 5:53 after the Yellow Jackets (4-4) had taken a 55-45 lead on Tadric Jackson’s jumper.

Magee put Wofford ahead 58-57 on his basket with 1:18 to go. When Jackson tied the game at 60 on a 3-pointer with 19 seconds left, it was Magee once more. He took a long shot right of the top of the circle that gave Wofford the victory.

Jackson had 26 points to lead the Yellow Jackets, who lost their third straight – and second in a row to a mid-major after falling to Grambling State 64-63 on Dec. 1.

SOUTH CAROLINA 80, WYOMING 64

In Columbia, Chris Silva had 19 points and 10 rebounds as South Carolina defeated Wyoming.

Former Westside standout Frank Booker added 16 points and six rebounds for the Gamecocks.

No. 11 North Carolina 104,

Western Carolina 61

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Luke Maye had 12 points and 12 rebounds while No. 11 North Carolina hit a season-high 16 3-pointers to beat Western Carolina.

The Tar Heels (9-1) ran off 20 straight points during a 33-3 first-half run that put this one away early. UNC shot 57 percent and made 16 of 22 3-point attempts for the game, coming one shy of matching the program record for made 3s in a game.

Freshman Jalek Felton had a team-high 15 points for the Tar Heels, who finished with six players in double figures.

No. 13 Xavier 96.Kent State 70

In Cincinnati, Trevon Bluiett scored 26 points – the seventh time he’s had 20 this season – and No. 13 Xavier took control with an 18-point run, pulling away to a victory over Kent State.

The Musketeers (8-1) built upon their impressive week. They beat No. 16 Baylor 76-63 last Tuesday at the Cintas Center. Four days later, they beat crosstown rival Cincinnati 89-76.

 

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