Men's Basketball

 
January 21, 2013

Paladins Conclude Three-Game Road Trip Thursday At Wofford

Furman vs. Wofford Game Notes

Greenville, S.C. – The Furman men's basketball team caps its three-game road trip and goes in search of a regular season series sweep of Wofford when it travels to the Benjamin Johnson Arena in Spartanburg, S.C., on Thursday.  Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be streamed live on ESPN3.

Furman (5-12, 2-4 SoCon) snapped an 11-game road losing streak and recorded its first road victory of the season on Sunday afternoon with a 69-61 triumph over UNCG at the Greensboro Coliseum.  The Paladins rallied from a 12-point second half deficit behind 13 points from senior Bobby Austin.  Freshmen Stephen Croone and Larry Wideman added 12 points apiece and twin brothers Charlie and Colin Reddick each scored 10 points as Furman shot a season-high 57.1% from three-point range en route to the win.

The Paladins, who shot a season-best 58.1% from the field, downed Wofford 69-65 at Timmons Arena on January 14, behind a career-high 17 points from freshman Kendrec Ferrara and 11 points from fellow rookie Larry Wideman.  Furman built a double digit lead before the Terriers trimmed the margin to a single point in the closing minutes.  With the shot clock running down, Austin drained a three-pointer with 17 seconds left to cap the victory.

Senior Colin Reddick continues to pace the Paladins averaging 12.2 points and 6.1 rebounds per game while Croone is averaging 8.5 points and 4.1 assists per game.  Wideman has scored in double figures in three of the last four games and Charlie Reddick netted 10 points at UNCG to reach double figures for the first time since December 9.

The Paladins, who have shot just 40.9% from the field and 33.3% from three-point range this season, have found the mark much more consistently this month.  In its last four games, Furman has shot 48.1% from the field and 46.9% from beyond the arc.

Thursday's game marks the 131st meeting between Furman and Wofford with the Paladins holding an 83-47 series lead.  Furman's victory over the Terriers earlier this month snapped a three-game slide versus Wofford.  A win on Thursday would give Furman its first regular season sweep of Wofford since 2005-06.

Wofford has dropped three straight games, including a 68-61 defeat at Elon on Saturday, to slip to 7-12 overall and 1-5 in the SoCon.  Sophomore Karl Cochran leads the Terriers at 16.1 points per game.

Each Paladin game will be aired live on 103.3 WOLT-FM and 96.3 WGOG-FM with Dan Scott providing play-by-play and Ron Smith handling color commentator duties.  

Fans can follow live statistics of the game and listen to the live steaming broadcast thru Stretch Audio by logging onto www.FurmanPaladins.com.