Wofford improves to 21-4 overall and 13-0 in the Southern Conference while Western Carolina drops to 6-20 and 3-10.
Gibson finished in double figures for the eighth straight game as he went 5-for-10 from behind the 3-point line. Dotson tallied 15 points and a team-best eight rebounds. Matt Halvorsen also finished in double figures with 12 points.
Wofford seniors Fletcher Magee and Cameron Jackson teamed up to score 45 of the Terriers 83 points. Magee had a game-high 30 points and was 11-for-15 from the field and 8-for-11 behind the 3-point line. Jackson had 15 points, nine of which came at the free throw line. Keve Aluma recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The Terriers opened the scoring with a pair of free throws before Halvorsen was fouled on a 3-point attempt and made all three free throws for a 3-2 Catamount advantage 27 seconds into the game. Wofford responded with a 9-0 run capped by a Jackson layup at the 15:22 mark for an 11-3 lead. After WCU trimmed the deficit to five, Wofford took advantage of turnovers on consecutive Catamount possessions to push its lead to 19-8 with just over 12 minutes left in the half.
After a timeout, Western Carolina scored five straight points to pull within six, 19-13. Wofford pushed its lead to 30-16 on the heels of two straight Magee 3-pointers at the nine-minute mark. Following a Onno Steger 3-pointer, Wofford went on an 8-0 run to lead 38-19 at the under-four media timeout and led 41-21 following an Aluma layup with 1:56 to play. The Catamounts scored six straight points capped by a Dotson three-point play to trail 41-27 before a Magee 3-pointer sent Wofford into halftime with a 44-27 lead.
Steger opened the second half scoring with a layup 42 seconds in before a Nathan Hoover 3-pointer sparked a 6-0 Terrier run for a 53-29 lead at the 16:58 mark. Magee gave the Terriers a game-high 25-point lead, 58-33, with 15:26 to go. Following a Jackson layup at the 10:45 mark that gave the hosts a 63-39 edge, Western Carolina went on an 11-2 run capped by a Halvorsen 3-pointer to pull within 15, 65-50, with 6:39 remaining. The Terriers finished the game on an 18-4 run to secure the win.
Wofford outrebounded the Catamounts 35-24. The Terriers went 30-for-57 (52.6 percent) from the field while the Catamounts made 18 of 54 attempts (33.3 percent) from the field. WCU made 10 of 12 free throw attempts.
Western Carolina hosts Mercer on Thursday at 7 p.m.