Appalachian State Basketball: Appalachian @ Wofford 1/19/2012
The road trip to Wofford would be interesting one the Mountaineers. After playing at home against an arch rival, they travelled to Spartanburg to play in the high school gym that Benjamin Johnson Arena. All kidding aside, Wofford is another team that prefers a slower pace. Wofford has represented the Southern Conference in the NCAA tournament the last two seasons, but finally lost a lot of their starters who were important in those runs. I was feeling very confident about the Mountaineers after the close loss to Davidson and the Mountaineers had been consistent in covering those high single digit spreads of late.
Wofford blistered the nets all night long, shooting 54% for the game, and 63% in the second half. Andre Williamson had a big game with 20 points and 9 rebounds, but Omar Carter and Jamal Trice combined to shoot 4 of 16 from the floor without a three pointer. Wofford walked away with a 12 point win and Appalachian’s streak of covers was over. I also fell to 7-5 on the season.