FURMAN PALADINS NEWS

Furman upsets 2nd-seeded Chattanooga 69-67, gains semifinals

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Stephen Croone and Geoff Beans combined to shoot 11 of 12 at the free throw line in the final minute, and 10th-seeded Furman upset No. 2 seed Chattanooga 69-67 in the Southern Conference tournament quarterfinals on Saturday. The Paladins (10-21) will play either No. 3 seed Mercer (17-14) or sixth-seeded VMI (11-18) in the semifinals on Sunday. Chattanooga (22...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Furman hangs on to snap skid with 53-49 win over W. Carolina

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Stephen Croone scored 15 points, including the go-ahead bucket, to lead Furman to a 53-49 win over Western Carolina on Thursday night, snapping a seven-game skid. Kris Acox contributed 12 points while pulling down 17 rebounds and Geoff Beans added 11 points - all in the second half - as Furman (8-20, 5-12 Southern) avenged a Jan. 5 loss to Western Carolina...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Furman rolls over Allen 82-46

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Stephen Croone scored 20 points, including 3 of 4 3-pointers, Geoff Beans added 12 - all 3s - and Furman rolled over NAIA member Allen University 82-46 on Saturday. Kendrec Ferrara added 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds off the bench and the Paladins (6-13) shot 10 of 28 from distance (35.7 percent) and never trailed. Kris Acox had nine boards and Furman...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Furman snaps 4-game skid, beats St. Andrews 72-35

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Stephen Croone had 10 points, seven assists and five rebounds and Furman easily handled NAIA St. Andrews for a 72-35 victory on Tuesday night. Devin Sibley and Daniel Fowler each scored 12 to pace Furman (3-8). Kendrec Ferrara added eight points and 10 rebounds. The Paladins led 30-21 at the break and outscored St. Andrews 31-4 over the first 13 minutes of...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers survive Paladin scare

On first blush, it looks like the Gophers outlasted a very beatable Furman Paladins team 86-76. Anyone who followed the game, however, knows it was much more of a nail-biter than that. At times, it even looked like Furman might end up stretching a late lead and send Minnesota packing on its own court. That certainly wouldn’t have been outside of the early-season narrative for the...
Via From The Barn
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Comer, FGCU beat Furman 83-78

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Brett Comer converted a three-point play with 1:34 left to help Florida Gulf Coast edge Furman 83-78 on Friday night. Comer put the Eagles (9-2) up six before Stephen Croone pulled Furman (2-7) back to 79-76 on a 3-pointer. Comer sank his free throws and Julian DeBose added two more to close out the win. FGCU led 76-64 on DeBose's 3-pointer with 2:54 left,...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Furman defeats Samford 74-64

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Stephen Croone scored 33 points to lead Furman to a 74-64 victory over Samford on Saturday. Croone did it on 8-of-14 shooting from the field and 14-of-19 shooting from the line. Geoff Beans added 21 points for the Paladins (2-4, 1-0 Southern Conference). Samford went 6-0 to start but Furman battled back to tie it up on a Beans 3-pointer with 1:26 left before...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Furman Guard Misses Wide-Open Dunk, Two Layups In Painful Sequence (Video)

All Furman guard Stephen Croone wants for Christmas is a fourth chance. The Paladins traveled to Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday night to play No. 4 Duke where they subsequently got blown out 93-54. But in the midst of the brutal 39-point loss, Croone put together one of the most painful sequences of all time, missing three wide-open shots in excruciating fashion. It started...
Via NESN.com
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Furman outpaces Appalachian State 84-65

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Kris Acox scored a career-high 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Furman to an 84-65 win over Appalachian State on Wednesday night. Furman (1-1) opened with a 15-3 run bookended by a pair of Stephen Croone 3-pointers to build a lead that was never challenged by its former Southern Conference foe. The Paladins carried a 47-30 advantage into the break...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Furman defeats Appalachian State 68-53

Stephen Croone and Keith Belfield scored 15 points each as Furman defeated Appalachian State 68-53 on Saturday. William Gates added 13 points and Charlie Reddick 11 rebounds for the Paladins (9-18, 3-11 Southern). Though the Paladins hit only 4 of 17 3-point attempts, they made 25 of 50 overall for 50 percent. They also survived a 45-31 rebounding deficit. The Mountaineers (8-19...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Furman rallies to defeat Presbyterian 74-59

Stephen Croone scored 24 points as Furman came back from a 10-point deficit in the second half to defeat Presbyterian on Saturday night. Croone, a 6-foot-1 point guard, grabbed a team-high nine rebounds and had seven assists. Stephen Wideman added 21 points, 15 on 3-pointers. William Gates Jr. scored 12 points. Keith Belfield hit two 3-pointers, his only points of the game, to...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Hot-shooting Furman turns back Brevard 89-72

Larry Widemann scored 24 points and Stephen Croone added 22 as Furman turned back Brevan 89-72 Saturday. The Paladins (3-3) were hot, making 57 percent of their shots, including 14 of 23 3-pointers. Wideman hit 5 of 9 long-range shots and Croone hit all three of his. In fact, Croone didn't miss a shot all day, making six field goals and seven free throws. Furman also made 13 of...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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