Monday, January 22, 2007

The Cougs welcome the Wofford Terriers to Kresse Arena tonight at 7 pm!

The Cougars (13-7, 6-2 SoCon) face off against the Wofford Terriers (6-13, 1-7 SoCon) for the 112th time, tonight-7 pm at Kresse Arena. Wofford has the distinction as the opponent the College has played the most, with the Cougs leading the series 67-44, and 14-3 since both schools entered the SoCon. CofC has a current streak of 2 straight wins against the Terriers and Coach Cremins has never lost (8-0) to Wofford. The game will air on Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS)-as well as on ESPN-Radio 1400 & 910.

Let’s talk Terrier
Although Wofford is 11th in the SoCon and 6-13 overall, they have shown recently that they can rebound from a deficit, put points on the board and win-the Terriers overcame a 9-point deficit at the half to defeat Chattanooga Saturday night. Their most recent losses to SoCon opponents have been with very thin margins (i.e. Davidson and Georgia Southern both beat Wofford by 5-points, The Citadel and Furman both snuck by the Terriers with only a 3-point margin). Coach Mike Young (2-6 vs CofC) will bring his team to Kresse Arena fired up to bring home another SoCon win.

Wofford junior-guard Shane Nichols has the opportunity to break the thousand-career point’s mark against the Cougars tonight-Key word “Chance”. Nichols is the All-time leading 3-point scorer for the Terriers and currently hitting 44.8% from behind the arc, which is the high to the 40% average for the Terrier’s starting 3-guards. (I have never been a fan of the three-guard offense, but you have to play the cards you are dealt.) The main caveat the Cougs have to watch is fouling the Terriers; make no bones about it, with 4 of the starting 5 players averaging above 80%, these kids can shoot from the “Charity-Stripe”. If we have to foul Wofford, we need to focus on the Mikes (Estep and O’Conner) or Tyler Whatley-all three are currently shooting below 65% from the foul line.

From the Den
Dontaye Draper needs only 2-points to become the 9th All-time scorer for the College of Charleston. Ahdonus Cofer (CofC 1988-1992 Squad) is the current 9th All-time scorer with 1,330 career-points. The College is 7-1 at home, 3-0 on Monday nights this season and 328-38 (.896%) All-time at Kresse Arena. Go Cougs!

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