11-18 overall, 6-9 conference, 5th Southern South
|Against the spread||
12-13 (4-5 home, 7-7 away)
12-13 (5-4 home, 6-8 away)
2005 Season Summary
The Wofford Terriers finished the 2004-05 season with a record of 14-14 straight up, which included a Southern Conference record of 7-9. The conference mark was good for a fifth place finish in the Southern Division of the league.
Against the spread the Terriers were a break even 11-11, but they finished strong as a bargain basement board value down the stretch, as they got the cash in four of their final six games right at the point in which they were at their least desirable
Wofford opened the 2005-06 season with a 73-62 neutral court win over Farleigh Dickinson in a pick’em affair. That was then followed by a road game against one of the nation’s elite programs, West Virginia, as the Terriers scored a 41-61 loss as 16.5-point dogs.
Wofford then got back on track, however, at Purdue of the Big Ten with a 75-82 loss/cover as 10-point dogs. That was then followed by a ridiculous unlined home win of 81-15 over Toccoa Falls. Back on the board at East Carolina, the Terriers scored a 68-70 overtime loss as 3-point dogs to complete a profitable start of 3-1 against the spread.
Red ink run
Wofford then met up again with East Carolina in the second game of a home-and -home series and scored a 62-66 home loss as 6-point overlays. That was then followed by an unlined 91-46 win over Virginia-Wise.
But after a 60-62 loss/cover at Clemson as 18.5-point dogs, the Terriers began a red ink run at Miami-Florida with a 40-71 loss as 14-point dogs. The third game of a brutal road trip against big time schools ended at South Carolina with a 43-73 loss as 16-point dogs as the Terriers lost their third game in four tries against the board.
Wofford took a brief break from the board and scored an 86-56 home win over Union (KY). That was then followed by a tough 71 -74 loss at Notre Dame as 17.5-point value-added dogs. The Terriers then took another break from the board and scored a 60-40 win over King (TN).
From there, however, the red ink resumed to flow beginning with a 61-64 home loss to Elon University as 5.5-point chalks. That was followed by a 62-80 loss at Davidson as 13-point dogs. Next came an ugly 52-83 blowout home loss to Furman as 3.5-point chalks, which was then followed by a 75-91 loss at Georgia Southern as 9-point dogs as the Terriers lost their fourth consecutive game against the board and sixth overall in their last seven lined games.
Wofford stopped the bleeding with a 67-52 win at Citadel as 4.5-point chalks before losing at home to Charleston 58-66 in a pick’em affair to close their worst portion of the schedule.
Unwanted bargain values
Few teams were less appealing to college basketball gamblers than Wofford at this point, which is what transformed them into a value play for the season’s stretch drive.
The cash began to flow in with a 76-57 win over Western Carolina as 2.5-point chalks. That was followed by an 84-78 overtime win over NC-Greensboro as 4.5-point chalks. Next came a 60-59 win at Appalachian State as 4.5-point dogs for a third straight payoff. There was then a brief break in the profits with a 71-82 loss at Chattanooga as 4-point dogs.
Wofford got back on track with an 84-71 home win over Davidson as 6-point dogs, which was then followed by a 59-67 loss at Furman as 6.5-point dogs. Next came a 78-62 home win over Georgia Southern as 1.5-point pups and that was followed by a 64-69 loss/cover at Charleston as 7.5-point dogs to earn a sixth payoff in eight games.
The regular season ended with an 80-84 home loss to Citadel in overtime as 15-point chalks. Wofford then lost to Appalachian State in the conference tourney 65-66 as 1-point chalks.