Wofford’s Cochran, Young head Southern Conference awards

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Wofford guard Karl Cochran was named the Southern Conference player of the year and the Terriers’ Mike Young the league’s coach of the year on Tuesday.

Cochran and Young won honors in separate voting from league coaches and media.

Furman guard Devin Sibley was named the league’s freshman of the year by coaches and media. The coaches also voted for a defensive player of the year, which went to Chattanooga forward Justin Tuoyo.

Cochran averaged 15 points and 5.8 rebounds this season to lead Wofford to the regular-season title.

Young was picked coach of the year by his peers for the third time in the past six years and second consecutive season.

The Southern Conference tournament starts Friday in Asheville, North Carolina.

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