Wofford beats Seton Hall 84-68 for first tourney win


JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MARCH 21: Fletcher Magee #3 of the Wofford Terriers reacts in the second half against the Seton Hall Pirates during the first round of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on March 21, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Fletcher Magee has led Wofford to the first NCAA Tournament victory in school history.

The senior guard buried seven 3-pointers and scored 24 points to lead the Terriers to an 84-68 victory Seton Hall in the Midwest Region. Wofford trailed 54-53 with just over 10 minutes remaining but outscored the Pirates 31-14 from there.

In the process, Magee became the most prolific 3-point shooter in Division I history, going past the mark of 504 set by Oakland’s Travis Bader in 2014.

Magee has now connected on 509 shots beyond the arc.

The seventh-seeded Terriers will face No. 2 seed Kentucky in the second round Saturday. The Wildcats advanced with a 79-44 blowout of Abilene Christian, but they are expected to be without their leading scorer and rebounder, PJ Washington. He was wearing a cast on his sprained left foot.

Wofford (30-4) was 0-4 in the NCAA tournament before its win over the Pirates (20-14).

— Paul Newberry reporting from Jacksonville, Florida.

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