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Furman Entertains Wofford In Televised Upstate Showdown On Saturday Afternoon

Alex Hunter
Alex Hunter

Greenville, S.C. -- The Furman men's basketball team returns to the court on Saturday when it hosts Southern Conference rival Wofford in a 4:30 p.m. tip-off at Timmons Arena that will be televised live on WYCW-62 in the upstate of South Carolina and western North Carolina.

The afternoon starts with the Furman women's team hosting Western Carolina on WYCW before a half hour pregame show sets the scene for the second meeting of the season for the Paladins and Terriers.

Furman (16-9, 7-5 SoCon) enters Saturday's contest looking to snap a two-game skid after losing 80-67 at home versus UNCG on Wednesday night. The Spartans jumped out to a 21-7 lead and led wire-to-wire in Wednesday's game to complete the season sweep of the Paladins. Junior Andrew Brown drained four triples to lead Furman with 15 points, while senior Daniel Fowler added 12 points and three assists.

Saturday will mark the 142nd meeting between Furman and Wofford with the Paladins holding an 85-56 series lead. Wofford, however, has won 18 of the last 23 meetings, including a 79-70 decision in Spartanburg, S.C., January 13, behind 20 points apiece from Cameron Jackson and Trevor Stumpe. The Paladins have won the last two meetings in Greenville and topped the Terriers, 78-69, at Timmons Arena last season.

Wofford improved to 17-8 overall and 8-4 in the league with a 92-79 victory over Samford on Wednesday. Guard Fletcher Magee paced the Terriers with 27 points, while Nathan Hoover added 23 points as Wofford drained 14 three-pointers in the win.

Saturday's doubleheader will mark Furman women's basketball's annual "Play4Kay" game as the Paladins compete in support of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund for breast cancer awareness and research.  Cancer survivors and those fighting the disease will be admitted free. A limited number of $12 tickets are available for the doubleheader via a special ticket portal through FurmanPaladins.com, with a portion of each ticket sold going to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Furman versus Wofford will also be streamed live on ESPN3 and can by heard on the Furman IMG Sports Network on FoxSports 1440AM, via the TuneIn Radio app, and through StretchAudio at FurmanPaladins.com.