FURMAN PALADINS NEWS

Furman rolls to 80-52 win over VMI

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) John Davis III scored 13 points with 5-for-8 shooting to lead Furman to a ninth-straight victory with an 80-52 win over VMI on Monday night. Kris Acox and Geoff Beans added 12 points apiece and Andrew Brown and Jordan Lyons got 10 each for Furman, which opened with a 23-7 run and never trailed. The Paladins shot 49 percent from the field and controlled the...
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February 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Sibley, Furman hold off The Citadel with a 99-91 win

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Devin Sibley scored a career-high 32 points and Kris Acox added 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead Furman past The Citadel 99-91 on Saturday in game where the Paladins led by as many as 28 points. Sibley's 30-point game is the first for a Paladin since Stephen Croone scored 31 against Mercer last February. Furman (16-8, 9-2 Southern Conference) has won six...
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February 04, 2017  |  Discuss

NCAA announces sites for relocated North Carolina championship events

After moving seven of its championships from North Carolina in response to the states bigoted HB2 law, the NCAA has announced where the relocated championships will be held: 2016 Division I Women’s Soccer Championship, College Cup, Dec. 2 and 4: San Jose, California (Avaya Stadium; West Coast Conference, host). 2016 Division III Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships, Dec...
Via The Comeback
October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Furman's Historic Season Ends In CIT Second-Round Action vs. Louisiana

Brian WilmerFollow @sportsmatters GREENVILLE, S.C. – Furman basketball already had quite the list of accomplishments entering their second-round College Insider Tournament contest on Saturday.  Having already banked their first postseason win since 1974 with an 11-0 late-game run and buzzer-beating basket in the first round, and recording their second-highest win total in the...
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March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Carolina beats Furman 73-62 for 4th win in a row

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Torrion Brummitt scored 19 points, added nine rebounds, and Western Carolina beat Furman 73-62 on Saturday. Mike Brown also had 19 points to go along with six assists for Western Carolina (15-16, 10-8 Southern Conference), which closed the regular season on a high note winning four-straight games. Western Carolina hit 51 percent of its shots while holding...
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February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Furman rallies to beat Mercer 85-74 behind Croone's 31

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Stephen Croone scored 31 points on 7-of-15 shooting and made 13 of 16 free throws as Furman rallied with a big second-half run to beat Mercer 85-74 on Saturday. Trailing by three at halftime, Croone tied it at 42 with a 3-pointer, then hit back-to-back 3s and Furman led 56-49 with 13:26 left. Croone scored five points amid a 15-2 run and the Paladins pulled...
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February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Furman cruises to 95-75 win over The Citadel

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Matt Rafferty scored 21 points and hauled in 10 rebounds to propel Furman to a 95-75 win over The Citadel on Thursday night. Stephen Croone added 16 points and Kris Acox had 12 for Furman, which shot 52 percent from the field to get its ninth-straight win at home. The Paladins hit 23 of 29 from the line and controlled the glass 51-37. Leading by a point...
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February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Furman holds off UNC Greensboro, 79-72

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Stephen Croone scored 17 points to help lead Furman to a 79-72 win over UNC-Greensboro on Monday night. Kris Acox finished with 15 points and eight rebounds while Matt Rafferty also pulled in eight boards to go with his 11 points for Furman (15-11, 9-4 Southern Conference), which has won six of seven. The Paladins shot 52.9 percent from the field and had...
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February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Furman rallies to beat Samford 67-65

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Matt Rafferty scored a career-high 20 points and hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 20 seconds left and Furman rallied to beat Samford 67-65 on Thursday night to win its fifth straight. Trailing 34-32 at halftime, Furman's John Davis III tied it at 48 with a 3-pointer, but Matt Rose hit back-to-back 3-pointers and the Bulldogs opened an eight-point lead. Furman...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Furman hangs on to edge ETSU 74-70

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Stephen Croone scored 21 points, including two free throws with 2.5 seconds left and Furman held on to beat East Tennessee State 74-70 on Saturday. Devin Sibley added 20 points for the Paladins (13-10, 7-3 Southern Conference), who led 72-57 with 3:56 to play before having turnovers on five straight possessions. T.J. Cromer started the Buccaneers' rally...
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January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Beans, Furman hold on to beat Western Carolina 62-60

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Geoff Beans scored 16, and Devin Sibley added 13 points Thursday night to help Furman hold on for a 62-60 win over Western Carolina. Stephen Croone and Kris Acox added 12 points apiece for Furman, which has won six in a row at home at three straight overall. Sibley sandwiched a jumper and a layup around a free throw by Mike Brown to put Furman (12-10, 6...
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January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Sibley scores 19 to lead Furman past VMI 68-56

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) Devin Sibley scored 19 points with a career-high five assists to help Furman beat Virginia Military Institute 68-56 Monday night. Stephen Croone added 18 points and Larry Wideman scored 15 for Furman (11-10, 5-3 Southern Conference). A 3-point play by Trey Chapman gave VMI (6-12, 1-6) an 18-17 lead with 7:47 left in the first half, but the Keydets made just...
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January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Croone layup for Furman sinks Wofford, 63-62

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Stephen Croone scored 17 points, including a layup at the buzzer, and Furman came back from an eight-point deficit in the final 3:13 to beat Wofford 63-62 on Saturday. Kris Acox and Devin Sibley had 11 points apiece for the Paladins (10-10, 4-3 Southern Conference), who snapped a six-game losing streak against Wofford. A Fletcher Magee 3-pointer put Wofford...
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January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

The Citadel survives to beat Furman, 89-86

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Brian White and Derrick Henry each scored 16 points and The Citadel survived a late game comeback attempt by Furman to earn an 89-86 victory on Saturday. The win was the first conference win of the season for the Citadel, snapping a four game Southern Conference losing streak and a six game losing streak overall. Henry also added 10 rebounds and P.J. Boutte...
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January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Mercer holds on to beat Furman 69-65

MACON, Ga. (AP) Stephon Jelks and Jestin Lewis combined for 26 points as Mercer started strong but then had to fight off Furman for a 69-65 win in Southern Conference action on Thursday night. Furman's Geoff Beans hit a trey and Stephen Croone made a layup to close to 67-65 with 43 seconds left. Croone drove for another layup with six seconds remaining, but could not get it to...
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January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Beans, Furman cruise to 77-57 win over Samford

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Geoff Beans scored 11 of his season-high 16 points and Furman used a hot-shooting first half to cruise to a 77-57 win over Samford on Monday night. Daniel Fowler made 3 of 3 from 3-point range and finished with 12 points - all in the first half - while Stephen Croone, Devin Sibley and Kendrec Ferrara scored 11 apiece for Furman (9-8, 3-1 Southern Conference...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Sibley, Croone lead Furman over Chattanooga 70-55

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Devin Sibley scored 18 points, Stephen Croone had 17 and Furman stopped Chattanooga's eight-game winning streak 70-55 on Saturday. The Paladins (8-8, 2-1 Southern Conference) shot 50 percent and pulled away from the preseason league favorite Mocs (13-3, 2-1), who were trying to match the 1983-84 team's 14-2 start. Johnathan Burroughs-Cook led Chattanooga...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Croone with 22 points as Furman routs VMI 85-57

GRENNVILLE, S.C. (AP) Stephen Croone scored 22 points as Furman snapped a three-game slide, routing VMI 85-57 on Saturday. Croone finished with 6-of-11 shooting from the field and 9-of-9 shooting from the line for the Paladins (7-7, 1-0 Southern). Kris Acox added 15 points and six rebounds. Furman had 11 steals as part of 19 VMI turnovers. Larry Wideman sank a 3-pointer to cap...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

UNC Asheville outlasts Furman 67-65 with buzzer-beater

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Dylan Smith scored the game-winning jump shot at the buzzer and UNC Asheville defeated Furman 67-65 Tuesday night. Smith and Furman's Stephen Croone battled in the final minute. Croone scored Furman's last five points - pulling the Paladins from a point behind to a one-point lead, and then a 65-65 tie with 21 seconds left. Smith, for his part, scored the...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Hot-shooting Furman defeats Liberty 79-56

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Stephen Croone scored 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting and Furman beat Liberty 79-56 on Tuesday night. The Paladins (5-3) shot 60 percent from the field (27 of 45) and made 17 of 25 free throws. Devin Sibley, who shot 9 of 10 from the line, had 15 points. Kris Acox scored 13, Kendrec Ferrara added 10, and the Paladins are off to their first 3-0 start at home since...
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Furman runs away from Piedmont International 99-38

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Andrew Brown scored career highs with 21 points and five 3-pointers in Furman's 99-38 rout of NCCAA Piedmont International on Tuesday night. Kris Acox and Stephen Croone added 15 points apiece for the Paladins (4-3), who trailed briefly then outperformed the Bruins by nearly every measure. They outrebounded them 56-25, outshot them 54 percent to 25 percent...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Furman tops Mount St. Mary's from the free-throw line, 69-60

ELON, N.C. (AP) Furman knocked down 10 straight free throws, four-in-a-row by Stephen Croone, and Furman held off Mount St. Mary's, 69-60, in the mainland portion of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament at Elon University on Friday night. The Paladins lost to Texas A&M-Corpus Christie, 73-69 while The Mountaineers lost to host Elon, 79-74 in tournament games on Thursday. Chris...
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Furman-UConn Preview

Connecticut brought in two fifth-year seniors after missing the NCAA Tournament last season because coach Kevin Ollie said his team needed players who have ''been through the wars.'' That experience has paid off early on as the 19th-ranked Huskies have won both of their games in very different fashions. Connecticut hosts Furman on Saturday in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament before...
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November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Scott scores 21 points to lead Charlotte over Furman 77-68

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Curran Scott scored 21 points in 21 minutes and Charlotte beat Furman 77-68 on Thursday night. Scott came off the bench and made all 11 of his free throws. Andrien White added 12 points and 11 rebounds while Benas Griciunas and Bernard Sullivan had 10 points apiece for the 49ers (1-2). Stephen Croone led Furman with 17 points with Matt Rafferty adding 10...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Furman beats Mercer, advances to SoCon championship

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Stephen Croone had 17 points and 14 rebounds, Kris Acox had three key baskets down the stretch and 10th-seeded Furman upset third-seeded Mercer 52-49 on Sunday night in the Southern Conference semifinals. The Paladins (11-21) received the Southern Conference's lowest seed with only five regular-season conference wins. But after three tournament victories, they...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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