Area Briefs: Wofford women fall to Florida – Spartanburg Herald Journal
The Wofford women’s basketball team fell to No. 19 Florida, 74-51, on Wednesday night at Patriot Gym in Ocala, Fla. The Gators jumped out to a double digit lead early in the first quarter and never looked back, leading by at least 10 points for most of the way. Wofford responded in the second half, with Florida only outscoring the Terriers 32-31.
CLEMSON: Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was named a finalist for the Manning Award and the Walter Camp Player of the Year. Earlier he had been named a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award and the Unitas Award. Watson has completed 306 of 453 passes for 3,627 yards and 34 touchdowns this season and has an efficiency rating of 153.37 and completion percentage of .675.
* Clemson associate head coach and defensive tackles coach Dan Brooks was named the National Assistant Coach of the Year for the Football Bowl Subdivision by the American Football Coaches Association. The Assistant Coach of the Year award was first presented in 1997 and was created to honor assistant coaches who excel in community service, commitment to the student-athlete, on-field coaching success and AFCA professional organization involvement.
SOUTH CAROLINA: University of South Carolina senior guard Duane Notice of the men’s basketball team was named a nominee for the Allstate NABC Good Works Team. The team honors student-athletes for their outstanding community outreach.
* Four women’s basketball players were named to the Naismith Trophy Preseason Watch List, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced. Senior Alaina Coates and juniors A’ja Wilson, Allisha Gray and Kaela Davis landed on the 50-player list for the Gamecocks, whose four honorees led all schools. This season marks the second straight year Wilson and Coates have been in contention for the award that honors the top women’s college basketball player.
* Senior placekicker Elliott Fry was named