Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Dancing with the Stars: Wofford Terriers

Conference: Southern

Record: 21-12, 14-4

Rankings: 87 (Kenpom), 107 (RPI), 96 (Sagarin)

Potential Seed: 14/15

Best Players: Noah Dahlman (20.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg), Cameron Rundles (14.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg), Jamar Diggs (12.5 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.2 apg)

Big Wins, Bad Losses: Wofford played a tough schedule, losing games to the likes of Clemson, Minnesota, South Carolina, and Xavier. And while they also have an ugly loss to Cornell in their non-conference slate, the Terriers picked up a nice overtime win against George Mason.

Tendencies: Wofford is a very good offensive team. They play to their strength, which is Dahlman on the block. They are excellent at getting the ball into Dahlman, who is one of the most efficient and high-usage players in the country. They don't shoot many threes, but they make them when they take them.

How They Got There: Wofford had a slow start to the conference season, but they won five in a row down the stretch to make up a two game deficit to Charleston. The Terriers still ended up as the two seed in the southern division, but they rolled over Appalachian State and Western Carolina before coming back against Charleston to win 77-67 and earn their second straight auto-bid.

Outlook: Wofford has essentially the exact same roster as the team that nearly beat Wisconsin in the first round of the tournament last season. It will depend on the matchup and the seed that they end up with, but the Terriers will be a tough out.

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