Wofford claims Southern crown, tops Mercer 76-72

MACON, Ga. (AP) Spencer Collins pumped in 26 points as Wofford wrapped up its third Southern Conference regular season crown and the No. 1 seed into the conference tournament with a 76-72 win over Mercer Thursday night.

The victory assures the Terriers (24-6, 15-2) the No. 1 seed into the Southern Conference tournament.

Collins scored 12 of his points in the first half as Wofford built a 10-point lead going into the break. Collins was 7 of 11 from the field, including 4 of 6 from beyond the arc. Lee Skinner added 15 points and Karl Cochran added 13 as the Terriers shot 54.5 percent from the field (24 of 44) and 9 of 18 from distance.

Darious Moten scored 18 points to lead Mercer (16-14, 11-6), which will be the No. 3 seed into the conference tournament.

Wofford closes out the regular season Saturday at Furman.

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