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Furman Pulls Away From Brevard, 76-53

Colin Reddick
Colin Reddick

Greenville, S.C. – Senior Colin Reddick scored a career-high 17 points and added eight rebounds and four assists to lead Furman past NCAA Division II Brevard College, 76-53, in non-conference men's basketball action Monday evening on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena.

Reddick connected on 7-of-9 shots from the floor and 3-of-4 trips to the charity strip to pace three Paladins in double figures as Furman evened its record at 2-2 on the season.  Fellow senior Bryant Irwin drained a pair of threes to total 15 points and Colin's twin brother Charlie Reddick buried 4-of-7 three-point attempts to finish with 12 points.

Furman jumped out to a 9-2 lead before Brevard rallied to take a 12-11 advantage on Manzey Miller's trey with 12:47 to play in the first half.  Freshman Stephen Croone converted a three-point play on the other end and Charlie Reddick followed with four straight points to put Furman ahead 18-12.  After Miles Leathers trimmed the lead to three with a trey, Kendrec Ferrara scored in the paint and Reddick and Irwin drilled back-to-back threes to put Furman up 26-15 en route to a 39-24 halftime cushion.

The Paladins shot 51.7% from the floor in the second half to push their lead to 25 at 68-43 before settling for the 23-point victory.  Furman shot 50% from field for the game and made good on 8-of-18 three-point attempts and 14-of-22 trips to the foul line.  Along with a 43-35 edge in rebounding, Furman outscored the Tornados 36-26 in the paint and totaled 21 points off 17 Brevard turnovers.

Brevard registered nine steals and forced 18 Furman miscues, but the Paladins held the Tornados to just 32.8% shooting from the field, including 6-for-26 beyond the arc.

Miller led Brevard with 13 points while Dominique Pickett and Leathers added 12 and 10, respectively.

Furman returns to action on Sunday, November 25, when it plays its first road game of the season with a trip to Macon, Ga., to battle the Mercer Bears.  Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

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