Feb. 2, 2008
Greenville, S.C. - Wofford scored the first 13 points and raced out to a 31-9 first half lead on its way to a 75-42 victory over Furman in Southern Conference men's basketball action Saturday afternoon at Johnson Arena.
The Terriers shot 56.9% from the floor and connected on 11-of-18 three-point attempts while holding Furman to a season-low 42 points and 28.6% shooting from the field. Drew Gibson led four Terriers in double figures with 18 points, including a perfect 4-for-4 beyond the arc. Shane Nichols added 13, Corey Godzinski tallied 11 and Noah Dahlman chipped in with 10 points for Wofford.
Furman struggled from long range making just 2-of-20 three-point attempts, including 0-for-9 in the first half. Junior Alex Opacic tallied a team-high 11 points on 7-of-7 from the foul line, but no other Paladin reached double digits.
Wofford claimed a 34-25 edge on the boards while both teams were guilty of 12 turnovers. The 33-point margin marked the Terriers' largest victory over Furman since downing the Paladins 56-21 during the 1921 campaign.
The loss drops the Paladins to 4-18 overall and 3-10 in Southern Conference play. Wofford improves to 13-9 overall and 6-6 in league play.
Furman travels to Chattanooga on Thursday to face the Mocs in a 7 p.m. contest at McKenzie Arena.