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Southern Conference Championship 2011: Wofford Tops Charleston, Ending Bobby Cremins' Tourney Run

The Wofford Terriers prolonged Bobby Cremins’ NCAA Tournament absence by another year, beating the Charleston Cougars 77-67 in Chattanooga. Wofford has now won two straight Southern Conference Tournament championships, with its only previous March Madness appearances coming in 2010.

Charleston led by as many as six in the second half and held it close until the last few minutes, trailing by only three with about five to go. Andrew Goudeluck continued his blazing scoring tourney, putting in 25 points, but turned the ball over five times.

Cameron Rundles and Noah Dahlman scored in the 20s for Wofford, who avoided turnovers and fouls and held a slight rebounding edge against the Cougars. Dahlman also added nine boards, a game high. Every other line on the box score was very close.

Mike Young’s program has established itself as the best in the SoCon, and Cremins will have to start again next year minus senior Goudeluck.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.