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South Carolina falls to Wofford, 81-61


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Nathan Hoover made nine 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points to help Wofford take down South Carolina, 81-61, on Monday night.

Wofford used South Carolina's rocky starts to each half to rout the Gamecocks.

The Gamecocks trailed 19-6 in the first and 44-31 in the second before they found their offense, but the Terriers always seemed to have an answer. All-American candidate Fletcher Magee, held to zero points in the first half due to tight defense from South Carolina's Hassani Gravett, scored eight points out of the locker room to give Wofford (5-2) a double-digit lead.

Like it did in the first half, South Carolina (3-3) came back but couldn't quite get ahead. The Gamecocks got within two points with 11 minutes to play but Wofford scored the next seven points. Chris Silva struggled again with just eight points and freshman star A.J. Lawson was scoreless with foul trouble.

The Gamecocks were led by Felipe Haase and Maik Kotsar, who each scored 13 points.

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