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Men's Basketball

Furman To Host Clemson In Friday Men’s Basketball Showdown On ESPN3

Furman To Host Clemson In Friday Men’s Basketball Showdown On ESPN3
Charlie Reddick

Furman vs. Clemson Game Notes

Greenville, S.C. – The Furman men's basketball team welcomes instate rival Clemson to YP.com Court at Timmons Arena for the first time when the Paladins and Tigers square off at 7 p.m. on Friday night in a game that will be broadcasted live on ESPN3.com.

The contest marks the 149th renewal of the rivalry between the Paladins and Tigers and first meeting in Greenville since Clemson scored a 74-70 victory over Furman at the Bi-Lo Center on December 30, 1999.  Clemson holds a 97-51 lead in the all-time series and has won 28 consecutive over the Paladins, including a 59-49 victory in last season's meeting at Littlejohn Coliseum.  Furman has not defeated the Tigers since claiming an 87-79 win in Clemson, S.C., on January 25, 1978.

After opening its season with a 68-47 loss to Columbia last Saturday in Timmons Arena, Furman notched its first win of the 2012-13 campaign with a 90-71 triumph over Southern Wesleyan on Tuesday night in Greenville, S.C.  Freshman Larry Wideman poured in 18 points in just his second collegiate contest while 6-foot-9 senior Colin Reddick netted a career-high 16 points to go with six rebounds.  Freshman Stephen Croone, starting at point guard in place of the injured Jordan Loyd, dished out a school record tying 14 assists for the Paladins.

Clemson, behind leading scorer Milton Jennings, opened its season with a 77-44 triumph over Big South member Presbyterian College on Monday night at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Tickets for Friday night's showdown with Clemson are available thru Ticketmaster at www.FurmanPaladins.com.  Every ticket to a Furman men's basketball home game is an All-Inclusive Ticket, allowing fans free, unlimited trips to the concession stand for hamburgers, hotdogs, Pizza Hut Pizza, nachos and soft drinks.

All Furman men's basketball games during the 2012-13 season will be aired live on 103.3 WOLT-FM and 96.3 WGOG-FM.  Each game will also be streamed live thru Stretch Audio at www.FurmanPaladins.com.  Dan Scott will provide play-by-play with former Paladin guard Ron Smith handling color commentator duties.

Fans can follow live statistics of the game by logging onto www.FurmanPaladins.com.