Goodwin, Wofford make tourney run

Goodwin averaged 4.1 points for Wofford this season. | Mark Olencki/Wofford College

JACKSONVILLE, FL – March Madness is in full swing. College basketball fans across the nation are plastered to their screens as brackets are being busted with the sound of every buzzer. Few had a better seat for the action than Blythewood native and former Hammond standout Chevez Goodwin. Goodwin, who started his collegiate basketball career at the College of Charleston, was a member of the Wofford Terriers historic season.

Wofford went 30-4 on the year and a perfect 18-0 in Southern Conference play. They entered this year’s NCAA tournament with the nation’s longest win streak – 20 contests in a row. The program also earned its first national ranking in school history and was selected as the seventh seed in the NCAA Division I tournament.

The Terriers locked up their first tournament win in program history when they handily knocked off Seton Hall 84-68 in the opening round. Goodwin had five points and two rebounds in the win over Seton Hall.

Wofford faced off against perennial powerhouse Kentucky in the second round and gave Kentucky everything they could handle, but fell 56-62.

Goodwin had an impressive career at Hammond. He averaged 18.9 points, 12.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in his senior season. He was named the Co-Midlands player of the year, and earned all-region and all-state honors in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. Goodwin averaged 4.1 points and 3.9 rebounds at Wofford this season.

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