Wofford Terriers (14-12, 10-7) at College of Charleston Cougars (21-7, 13-5)
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009 – 7:00 PM EST
The Wofford Terriers, fresh off of a 15-point pounding of Western Carolina, travel to Charleston on Thursday night seeking to avoid a season sweep at the hands of the Cougars.
With a win, Charleston will sweep the season series from the Terriers—they won a tightly contested contest, 65-63, back in January.
The loser of tonight’s contest will have a winning streak snapped.
Both teams have won three straight and five of their last six.
Charleston stands a half game behind The Citadel for second place in the South Division although the Bulldogs hold the tie-breaker over the Cougars after sweeping both games this season.
Andrew Goudelock (10 points), Dustin Scott (12 points, seven rebounds), and Donavan Monroe (10 points) paced the offense for the Cougars. Jeremy Simmons chipped in eight points and a team high nine rebounds.
For the Terriers, Tim Johnson had a monster game scoring 21 points and hauling in 17 rebounds. Noah Dahlman was right behind Johnson with 19 points and seven boards while Jason Dawson had 16 points and four steals.
With the exception of field goal percentage—Charleston shot it better, 49.1-to-40.3—the stats for this game were all relatively even except for one.
Wofford missed eight of their 16 free throw attempts. In what turned out to be a two-point game, the Terriers left a win at the free throw line.
Current line: Charleston -8.5
Wofford has a record of 11-10-1 against the spread with a mark of 8-5 as an underdog.
Charleston is 10-10 against the spread with a mark of 6-8 as a favorite.
Charleston needs this game just a bit more. And besides, they’ll have the home crowd behind them. The Cougars will get the win but they won’t cover.
Steve’s pick: Wofford +8.5