By LARRY VAUGHT
After Kentucky routed Abilene Christian Thursday night in Jacksonville, Kentucky freshman Tyler Herro was asked it he knew much about Wofford senior Fletcher Magee, who has made over 500 career 3-pointers.
“ Yeah, I’ve watched his highlights. I’ve heard he’s a very good shooter, so I think it would be a good match-up. Both teams that we’ll potentially play are really good. So we’re going to have to prepare,” Herro said.
Well, Wofford beat Seton Hall 84-68 behind 24 points and seven 3-pointers from Magee to earn a berth against Kentucky in Saturday’s NCAA Tournament second round.
Wofford ended the game on a 17-2 run to beat Seton Hall, which beat UK in December, and made 13 of 28 3’s, including four in a row during the ending surge.
Kentucky has had trouble defending the 3-point line at times this year. Herro was asked before he knew Wofford would win how his team defended good 3-point shooting teams.
“I think if we just stick to our assignments and whatever the game plan that the coaches give us, as long as we stick to our assignments, I think we should be fine,” Herro said.