Wofford Terriers

NCAA Division: Division I
Conference: Southern Conference
Past Conferences: None
City: Spartanburg, South Carolina

Arena: Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium
NCAA Tournaments: 5 (2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2019)
Championships:
National Championships – 0
Conference Titles – 4 (2010, 2011, 2015, 2019)

Team History

The Wofford Terriers began play in the 1905-06 season, although they played just one game their first season, defeating Wake Forest 18-15. The Terriers qualified for the NAIA Tournament in the 1959-60 season and made the move to NCAA Division II for the 1988-89 season. Wofford was a solid Division II team, going 126-65, and decided to jump up to Division I for the 1995-96 season.

The Terriers played as an independent their first two years in Division I and received a rude reminder they were now playing with the big dogs, as Wofford went 11-42 those two seasons. The Terriers joined the Southern Conference for the 1997-98 season and have played there ever since.

Wofford’s first winning season at the Division I level came in the 2008-09 season, and the Terriers won the conference tournament the following year, giving the team its first berth in the NCAA Tournament in 2010. The Terriers returned to the tournament in 2011 and also qualified in 2014, 2015, and 2019. The Terriers competed in the CBI in 2012 and the CIT in 2018.

Wofford Terriers All-Time Records

Points Scored
George Lyons, 2,521
Fletcher Magee, 2,516
James Blair, 2,269

Rebounds
Daddy Neal, 1,500
Bob Waldrop, 1,206
Don Fowler, 1,200

Assists
Antoine Saunders, 582
Eric Garcia, 537
Drew Gibson, 507

 

FAQs
Have the Terriers Ever Been a Ranked Team?

Wofford was ranked by the Associated Press in the 2018-19 season in which the team finished with a 30-5 record and beat Seton Hall in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Terriers broke into the AP Top 25 on the February 25th poll at No. 24 and climbed up to No. 19 when the final poll of the season was released.

When Did Wofford College Become the Terriers?

Wofford’s athletic teams have been called the Terriers for more than 100 years, according to the college. The first time the word “Terriers” was used in print was in November 1914 in the Wofford College Journal. Several cartoons were published a few years before that, showing what looks to be a Terrier, but the name was not used until 1914.

Have Any Wofford Players Played in the NBA?

Jim Neal, who was a first-round selection of the Syracuse Nationals in the 1953 NBA draft, is the only Wofford player to play in the NBA. Neal played in 80 games throughout two seasons and averaged 4.38 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.

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