The Wofford Terriers shot three-pointers like they were going out of style Monday night against the VMI Keydets, connecting on 17 of 21 attempts from behind the arc and breaking a Division I record in the process, per ESPN Stats & Info.
Their 80.9 percent mark was the best by any team attempting a minimum of 20 shots from downtown in a single game. Wofford easily won the matchup, 92-60, and has not lost to VMI since 2001.
Freshman Fletcher Magee was responsible for most of the makes, sinking a career-high nine three-pointers on 10 attempts en route to a career-high 34 points. He is 13-of-14 from three-point range over his past two games.
The guard credited his teammates for the hot shooting, per the State. “If I got the ball and got a shot up, I felt like it was going to go in,” he said. “My teammates did a great job getting me the ball. We made a couple early and then we all started to feel it. It was fun.”
SportsCenter shared highlights from the record-breaking shooting performance:
Wofford mens basketball shooting 17-of-21 from behind the arc is @notthefakeSVP's best thing he saw today. https://t.co/bxYTpDXT312016-2-9 05:45:13
Wofford Athletics provided a postgame image of Magee, who was all smiles:
Wofford Athletics @WoffordTerriers
MBB: Man of the hour Fletcher Magee on with @WoffordRadio postgame. #ConquerAndPrevail #DefendTheBen https://t.co/8kV2aMER0V2016-2-9 01:45:07
The Terriers' three-point field-goal percentage went from 40.1 to 41.8, which puts them in the top 10 in the nation. The sharpshooting has helped the team from Spartanburg, South Carolina, to an 8-4 Southern Conference record after finishing nonconference play just 4-9. The Keydets lost for the 11th time in 12 league games and sit in last place at 6-17.
Even if the season doesn't produce an NCAA tournament berth, the Terriers—and especially Magee—will have a story to share for the rest of their lives—one that involves a lot of scoring.