BOULDER, COLO. (Wofford SID)– The Wofford men’s basketball team fell 75-60 at Colorado on Sunday afternoon. Wofford, playing its fourth game of the week, falls to 1-5 with the loss and Colorado improves to 5-1.
Fletcher Magee led Wofford in scoring for the third consecutive game as the sophomore finished with 15 points. Magee made four threes and three free throws while also pulling down six rebounds and dishing out four assists. Cameron Jackson and Ryan Sawvell also finished in double figures for Wofford. Jackson had 10 points and six rebounds in 19 minutes of action. Sawvell also had 10 points as he went 3-4 from the field. Eric Garcia, a native of nearby Aurora, scored seven points and contributed a season high eight assists in front of friends and family.
The first half was back and forth as the score was tied five times and no team ever led by more than five points. Colorado took a one point lead into the half with a 31-30 advantage. Out of the half, Wofford took a 36-35 lead off of a three pointer from freshman Nathan Hoover but the Buffaloes went on an 11-0 run to take a 46-36 lead. The Terriers cut the lead to six with 11:02 to go in the game but couldn’t overcome the deficit. Colorado outscored Wofford 44-30 in the second half.
Overall, Colorado shot 56.5% from the field and Wofford shot 43.4%. The Terriers shot 50% from the field in the first half and held Colorado to 47.5%, but the Buffaloes went 15-23 from the field in the second half to shoot 65.2% to keep the game out of reach. Wofford had a 24-10 advantage in points off the bench, but the Buffaloes held a 38-18 advantage on points in the paint.
Xavier Johnson led the Buffaloes with 27 points, tying a career high. The also added 12 rebounds to record his seventh career double-double.
After two weeks away from Benjamin Johnson Arena, Wofford returns to action at home on Tuesday against Mars Hill.