the republic logo

Wofford tops Furman 62-60 to clinch the SEC regular season championship


GREENVILLE, South Carolina — Lee Skinner scored 17 points and Wofford held off Furman 62-60 in the final minutes on Saturday to claim the Southern Conference regular season championship.

Wofford (25-6, 16-2) has a first-round bye and plays its first tournament game in the quarterfinals on March 7th.

Spencer Collins made a layup and Karl Cochran hit a 3 for a 53-45 Wofford lead with 1:29 remaining. The Paladins rallied within two with 22 seconds left, but an intentional foul call sent C.J. Neumann to the line on back-to-back possessions and he converted three of four.

John Davis III and Devin Sibley made Furman's final 15 points, including Davis' 3 at the buzzer for the final margin. Davis scored a career-high 20 points for the Paladins (8-21, 5-13) and Sibley added 15.

Skinner had 10 first-half points and finished 9 of 10 from the line.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.