Wofford returns to SoCon title game; beats Western Carolina

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Spencer Collins scored 17 points, 10 at the free throw line, and top-seeded Wofford beat No. 4 seed Western Carolina 73-61 on Sunday to advance to the Southern Conference championship game.

Defending champion Wofford returns to the title game for the fourth time in six seasons – each time eliminating Western Carolina along the way.

The Terriers will face No. 10 seed Furman on Monday.

Lee Skinner had 14 points and Karl Cochran 11 for Wofford (27-6), which has a single-season school record for wins. The Terriers made 24 of 32 free throws, compared to 9 of 12 for the Catamounts.

James Sinclair paced Western Carolina (15-17) with 16 points. Torrion Brummitt added 12 and Mike Brown had eight with 12 rebounds.

The Catamounts trailed by as many as 18, but closed within 68-57 with 46 seconds left. Then Collins made 5 of 6 free throws to seal it.