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Wofford Star Fletcher Magee Sets NCAA Career Three-Pointer Record

Wofford Star Fletcher Magee Sets NCAA Career Three-Pointer Record

Wofford guard Fletcher Magee has sent crowds to their feet throughout his four year NCAA career. However, on Thursday night, the crowd was up before he unleashed a shot into the air. It was the first possession of the second half. Magee had done this 504 times before. Why get nervous? And in that moment, he knocked down his 505th three-point shot, setting an NCAA Division I record.

The senior drained six more threes that night and scored 24 points in total. An 84-68 win over Seton Hall extended his career and pushed the Terriers win streak to 21 games. It was a historical night for Wofford as well. The university advanced in the NCAA tournament for the first time ever.

“When I hit it, I definitely noticed the crowd was louder than just the normal 3 in the second half,” Magee said. “But I feel like I didn’t get too caught up in it. It was a close game. I was focused on doing whatever I could to help us continue to stretch our lead and win down the stretch.”

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The career three-point record now stands at 509 makes. Magee’s career has been the result of hours spent in the gym, not the byproduct of god given talent. Going into the game, Magee knew he had to hit three three-pointers to break the record. His family and friends did too as they made the two hour drive from Orlando for the game. But he didn’t stop once he had the record. With 3 minutes, 12 seconds left in the game, he nailed another deep shot to put the game out of reach.

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“What you don’t have a pulse of is how uncommon he is and how hard he’s worked time and time again in that gym,” coach Mike Young said. “I go over often to watch film. I enjoy it. No phones. And I can’t tell you how many times I walk in that gorgeous building of ours and there’s a ball bouncing, and I know it’s him. Nine o’clock at night, 10 o’clock at night, and he’s not messing around. He’s going at it, getting better.”

Magee and Wofford will take on Kentucky on Saturday afternoon. He joins Steph Curry as the only Southern Conference players to make at least five three-pointers in an NCAA tournament game in the past 20 seasons.

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