Vanderbilt Opponent Preview: Wofford

The 6-3 Vanderbilt Commodores host the 3-6 Wofford Terriers on Saturday night a Memorial Gym. Here's your VandyMania.com preview of the Terriers.

Wofford, of the Southern Conference, has had a rough season so far.  The Terriers have played a fairly tough schedule with several road losses at power conference teams.  However, the Terriers have held their own in these contests.  In the worst loss, score wise, to North Carolina, Wofford trailed by just five at the half. Against Georgia Tech, the Yellow Jackets led by only two at the break.  Most recently the Terriers have fallen by 15 at Clemson and lost at home to Coastal Carolina.  

Looking at Wofford's stats you'll can see that Spencer Collins is the team's top scoring threat. Collins is a 6-4 guard who recently scored 16 points in the loss to Clemson.  Forward Justin Gordon and guards Fletch Magee and Eric Garcia also average in double figures.  

Fletch Magee, a freshman, is the Terriers biggest threat from 3-point range.  The 6-foot-6 Gordan is the most accurate of the starters from field goal range.  

6-7 forward C.J. Neumann leads the Terriers in rebounds while Garcia has an impressive assist to turnover ratio. 

Looking at the Vandy-Wofford stats comparision, the Commodores have a clear advantage in points scored and points allowed.  Except for free throws, Vandy also shoots better and is the stronger rebounding team. Wofford does have less turnovers per game which is impressive considering the several power conference teams they have played.

Overall, Wofford looks like a blue collar team that will fight hard from start to finish. If Vanderbilt sleep walks through the game this could be a close one.

Saturday's game tips off at 7 pm CT and can be seen on the SEC Network.

For VandyMania.com and Scout, this is Don Yates. 


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