CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Wofford men's basketball team made history on Wednesday night, defeating No. 5 North Carolina, the defending national champion, 79-75 to give the program its first win over an AP Top 25 ranked team in the Division I era (1-22). The win, Wofford's fifth consecutive, improves the Terriers to 8-4 on the season.
Wofford is 2-0 against ACC teams this season after an earlier win against Georgia Tech, also a program first. North Carolina falls to 10-2 with its lone other loss coming to No. 4 Michigan State.
“I think a big part of it is when you come in here and you see all the banners and history, you better believe that you can play and compete, fight on the glass and do the things necessary to win a basketball game," said head coach Mike Young. "We did that tonight. We had a lot of great performances from a number of people. We had a lot of guys play well, and I am awfully proud of them.”
Fletcher Magee led all players with 27 points, 16 of which game in the second half of play. Magee entered the contest second in the country in points per game (24.1) and bested his average. The junior guard, who played 39 minutes, made 10 of Wofford's 28 shots and shot a season high 23 attempts. Magee averaged 31.5 points in the two ACC contests this season.