HOMEWOOD, Ala. -- Karl Cochran scored 27 points, tying a career-high by making six 3-pointers, and Wofford topped Samford 71-61 in the Southern Conference opener for both teams Thursday night.
Trailing 54-46 after Tim Williams hit a jumper with just less than 11 minutes left, Wofford went on a 23-6 run over the next 10:12 of action to take a 69-59 lead with 28 seconds remaining. Cochran scored 11 points during that stretch.
Wofford (6-7) made 11 of 21 3-point shots while out-rebounding the Bulldogs 32-22. The Terriers recorded 19 assists on 24 field goals and turned 12 Samford turnovers in to 15 points.
Eric Garcia added 14 points, including a career-high tying four 3-pointers, in the win.
Tyler Hood led Samford (6-10) with 22 points. Williams added 17 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots. Hood and Williams combined to make 16 of 21 field goals.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.