Previewing Wofford

NC State's next opponent, Wofford, is off to a 7-2 start this season and has multiple starters back from last year's NCAA Tournament squad. Here is a quick preview of the Terriers.

  • ROSTER
  • SCHEDULE
  • STATS

  • PROJECTED STARTERS
    G- Spencer Collins (12.0 ppg, 2.6 rpg)
    F- Justin Gordon (9.7 ppg, 4.3 apg)
    G- Eric Garcia (8.4 ppg, 2.4 rpg)
    F- Lee Skinner (9.3 ppg, 3.4 apg)
    G- Karl Cochran (14.1 ppg, 6.7 rpg)

    STAR WATCH
    Karl Cochran -- The team's leading scorer and rebounder, Cochran recently became just the second player in school history to total 1,500 points, 500 rebounds and 250 assists in his career.


    Wofford Notables

    OPENING TIP
    Wofford heads to historic Reynolds Coliseum for a 12th all-time meeting with North Carolina State on Sunday at 4 p.m. ... NC State leads the series 10-1, which dates back to the 1920-21 season ... It will be the seventh meeTing since 1995 (when Wofford entered NCAA Division I), but first since Nov. 10, 2006 ... Wofford's lone series victory came during the 1934-35 campaign, 37-33, in Raleigh ... The Wolfpack have won the last eight.

    AGAINST THE ACC
    In Wofford's NCAA Div. I era (since 1995-96), the Terriers have come away with three wins against current members of the ACC ... The last victory came Jan. 2, 2012, when the Terriers defeated Wake Forest 56-52 in Winston-Salem ... Wofford's two other wins against current members of the conference came Dec. 2, 2002 overVirginia Tech, 79-77 (when the Hokies were still a member of the BIG EAST), and Nov. 21, 1999 over Clemson,79-74 ... All three wins have come on the road ... The Terriers hold an overall record of 3-33 since the 95-96 season against the league's current members.

    MILESTONE WATCH
    Senior Lee Skinner is 19 points shy of becoming the 44th member of Wofford's 1,000-point club ... Skinner averages 9.3 ppg this season and is coming off a 13-point showing in last Saturday's 88-57 win over Florida National ... The Chicago suburb native has scored in double figures four times this year, including a season-high 15 in Wofford's 86-73 triumph over Iona (Nov. 18) ... His career-high is 28 points, which he scored against The Citadel last January 4.

    A WOFFORD WIN WOULD...
    Be its first against NC State since in 80 years (1934-35) ... End NC State's eight-game series winning streak ... Give the Terriers their best 10-game start in the program's NCAA Div. I era and best overall since starting 9-1 in 1993-94 ... Be its first over against a Power 5 Conference member (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC, Pac-12) since defeating Wake Forest 56-52 on Jan. 2, 2012 ... End Wofford's six-game losing streak against members of the Power 5 ... End NC State's 14-game winning streak at Reynold's Coliseum, dating back to a 61-58 loss to Princeton in the NIT on March 18, 1999.

    LAST TIME OUT
    Five Terriers scored in double figures as Wofford earned its largest victory of the season, 88-57, in a rout of Florida National (USCAA Div. I) last Saturday afternoon at Benjamin Johnson Arena ... Junior Justin Gordon led all scorers with a season-high 15 points and was joined in double figures by freshman Derrick Brooks (13), senior Lee Skinner (13), junior Spencer Collins (12) and sophomore Jaylen Allen (10) ... Gordon shot 6-for-6 and collected nine boards to come up one shy of his first career double-double ... Wofford was ahead just 10 at halftime before using a 7-0 run to go up by 20 in the second half ... A 17-5 run later on completely put the game out of hand, capped with back-to- back dunks from Allen and junior C.J. Neumann , resulting in a 79-47 lead with 4:58 to play ... The Terriers outshot the Conquistadors 54.1 - 34.5 pct, also finishing with a 43-28 advantage on the glass and forcing 19 FNU turnovers.

    POSTGAME NOTES: FLORIDA NATIONAL
    Wofford recorded season-highs in points scored (88), field goals made (33), field goal percentage (54.1 pct.), rebounds (43), blocks (4) and turnovers (16) ... Wofford's 31-point margin of victory was its largest of the season and largest since defeating Hiwassee 95-60 on Feb. 10, 2014 ... Five Terriers scored in double figures for the first time since last year's SoCon semifinal, when Lee Skinner , Eric Garcia , Spencer Collins , Karl Cochran and C.J. Neumann did so against Georgia Southern ... FNU's 55 field goal attempts, 19 turnovers and nine steals were the most by a Wofford opponent this season ... Justin Gordon shot 1.000 from the field (6-6 FG) for the second time season (min. 5 att.) and also tied his career-high of nine rebounds ... FNU's Regan O'Rourke came away with four steals, the most this season by a Wofford opposing player ... Freshman Derrick Brooks hit career-highs in points (13), field goals made (5), free throws made (2), rebounds (2), 3-pointers made (1), assists (1), blocks (1) and minutes (17) ... Sophomore Eric Garcia had a career-high five rebounds ... Freshman Bobby Perez made his first basket for his first collegiate points on a layup with 10 seconds left, and also earned his first steal ... Freshman Cameron Jackson scored for the eighth straight game ... Wofford improved to 51-0 in the NCAA Div. I era against non-Division I schools.


    Wofford athletics contributed to this report.


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