FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2015
The 2015 CBE Hall of Fame Classic saw the first Sub-Host Round game of the Classic played between Maryland-Eastern Shore and Wofford at Benjamin Johnson Arena in Spartanburg, SC. Wofford trailed for only 36 seconds in the contest as the home crowd was treated to a 73-63 win in the Terriers home debut this season.
Wofford took control of the scoring in the middle of the first half using an 11-0 run to change a 12-12 tie to a 23-12 lead. Maryland-Eastern Shore slowly worked their way back by outscoring the Terriers 20-9 over the next seven minutes and tied the score at 32-32. The two teams traded baskets as the half closed, but after the Seahawks’ senior forward Dominique Elliott knocked in a jumper at the 19:07 mark in the second half, UMES completed the 24-12 run to take a one-point lead 36-35.
Wofford (1-2) responded by taking the lead back one possession later on a three pointer by junior guard Eric Garcia, and the Terriers pushed their lead to ten in the second half. UMES (0-3) used a 10-1 run to cut the lead to one with 6:34 to play. Wofford closed strong however going 5-for-8 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line as they stretched their lead to 12 and closed out the win. In the end, the Terriers outworked the Seahawks on the boards grabbing 12 offensive rebounds and held a 13-1 advantage in second chance points that was the biggest component of their ten-point win.
Wofford had four double-figure scorers led by senior guard Spencer Collins with a game-high 21 points. Garcia scored 14 and senior forward Justin Gordon added 10. Freshman guard Fletcher Magee continued the strong start to his career by adding 12 points off the bench for the Terriers, his third double-figure output in as many games. Senior forward CJ Neumann led Wofford with nine rebounds. UMES got a strong showing from Elliott who led the Seahawks in scoring with 19 points and rebounds with seven boards.
About the CBE Hall of Fame Classic
The CBE Hall of Fame Classic is named after the College Basketball Experience, the award-winning and highly interactive college basketball fan facility adjacent to Sprint Center, which also features the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Opened in October 2007, the College Basketball Experience is the nation's only facility that celebrates, in its entirety, the sport of men's collegiate basketball. The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame hosts an Induction Celebration on the Friday before the tournament, celebrating Hall of Fame collegiate careers. The tournament, in partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), was initially established in 2001 as the Guardians Classic.
Founded in 1927, the NABC, since its inception, has acted as a guardian of the game of basketball by furthering the best interests of the game as well as the players and coaches who participate. The NABC engages in many efforts to enhance the college basketball experience for players, coaches and fans.
The CBE Hall of Fame Classic is produced by Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc., www.blueridgesports.com. Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc. is a sports management firm based in the Shenandoah Valley city of Winchester, Virginia.
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Liz Woerth, Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc.