William & Mary 63, Wofford 60

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William & Mary survived Wofford's late comeback bid to post a 63-60 victory in on Saturday in Spartanburg, S.C.

Holding a one-point lead, the visiting Tribe turned the ball over with 24 seconds remaining to open the door for the Terriers.

But guard Jaylen Allen missed a runner in the lane with five seconds left, and guard/forward Terry Tarpey rebounded for the Tribe.

Forward Kyle Gaillard then hit two free throws with 1.6 seconds remaining to seal it for the Tribe.

The win was the fourth in the last five games for William & Mary (5-4). Wofford (3-5) had won its last two.

Tribe forward Tim Rusthoven led all scorers with 17 points and guard Marcus Thornton chipped in with 15. They were the only two Tribe players in double figures.

Guard Spencer Collins led Wofford with 15 points, 12 coming in the second half. Allen, a freshman, matched his career high with 13, and guard Karl Cochran had 11 off the bench for the Terriers.

William & Mary looked jumped in front, 19-10, with under seven minutes left in the first half, but Wofford closed on a 17-8 run to send the teams into the halftime break tied, 27-27.

The second-half was a back-and-forth affair until William & Mary managed to build a five-point lead, 57-52, on Tarpey's layup with 3:05 remaining.

The Terriers bounced back and were within one point, 61-60, after guard Indiana Faithfull's layup and free throw with 31.6 seconds remaining.

The Terriers upped the pressure defensively and Allen's steal got them the ball back, but they couldn't convert.
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