Wofford’s Fletcher Magee sets unwanted record in loss to Kentucky
It was widely expected that Wofford’s success or failure against Kentucky would hinge on Fletcher Magee’s shooting. That was correct, but not in the way he would’ve wanted it to be.
Magee, who set the all-time NCAA Division I record for made three-pointers in the first round win over Seton Hall, went 0-for-12 from distance in the Terriers’ 62-56 loss to Kentucky. Not only was that the difference in the outcome, but it was a record for most three-point tries without converting in tournament history.
Wofford's Fletcher Magee has made the most 3-pointers all-time in Division I history, but he went 0-for-12 behind the arc in today's loss to Kentucky.
That's the most 3-point attempts without a make in a game in NCAA Tournament history. pic.twitter.com/yzpw0BSvdE
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 23, 2019
John Calipari’s team played an exemplary game defensively, and Magee was relegated to playing heroball late. He missed a few open looks, too. Unfortunately for the Terriers, even an average game from Magee may have been enough to get by Kentucky if all else was equal. They’ll feel that this one was there for the taking.