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Wofford edges Western Carolina for SoCon Men's Championship

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Wofford takes on the Catamounts in Asheville. (March 10, 2014/FOX Carolina) Wofford takes on the Catamounts in Asheville. (March 10, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Students and fans celebrated the Terriers' win with a little TP on campus. (March 11, 2014/FOX Carolina) Students and fans celebrated the Terriers' win with a little TP on campus. (March 11, 2014/FOX Carolina)
ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Wofford won the 94th Southern Conference Men's Basketball Championship Monday night at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville.

The Terriers' third championship came with a 56-53 win and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Tournament Most Outstanding Player Karl Cochran led Wofford with a game-high 23 points, including a 5-for-10 performance from 3-point range.

He added five rebounds, four assists and four steals. Lee Skinner chipped in 11 points and eight boards.

Brandon Boggs paced the Catamounts with 17 points, six rebounds and two blocks. Tawaski King added 10 points and nine rebounds.

The Terriers built an 11-point lead in the second half. Jaylen Allen's layup at 8:43 made it 44-33 and capped seven unanswered points for the three seed.

Western chipped away at the lead. Six straight points from Boggs followed by a slam dunk from King got the Cats within three, 46-43, with 4:13 to play. It was still a three-point margin when Cochran struck from deep. His trey at 1:27 pushed the lead back to six, 51-45.

King's tip-in with just over 35 seconds remaining got the fifth-seeded Catamounts to within three again, 53-50. Four straight fouls on inbounds plays finally got Wofford to the bonus.

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