Vermont edges Wofford in Gulf Coast Showcase opener
ESTERO, Fla. (AP) Trae Bell-Haynes' floater from the left side of the lane with 3.5 seconds remaining lifted Vermont to a 60-59 victory over Wofford on Monday in the opening game of the Gulf Coast Showcase.
Cameron Jackson's basket with 1:42 left gave Wofford a 59-58 lead but teammate Derrick Brooks missed a pair of free throws with 52 seconds left. The Catamounts' Payton Henson had his shot underneath blocked by Jackson before the Terriers' Fletcher Magee missed a 3-point attempt with 13 seconds left. Bell-Haynes then made his winning shot on the other end. A half-court shot by Wofford at the buzzer was short.
Henson finished with 14 points and eight rebounds for Vermont (4-1), which survived a 38 percent shooting performance, in part by making 18 of 22 free throws. Bell-Haynes had six assists.
Jackson scored 20 points and Magee 12 for Wofford (1-2).