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Davidson Shoots Past Furman, 86-51

Davidson Shoots Past Furman, 86-51

Feb. 16, 2008

Box Score

Davidson, N.C. - Will Archambault scored a career-high 28 points and Stephen Curry added 26 as Davidson cruised past the Furman Paladins 86-51 in Southern Conference men's basketball action Saturday afternoon at Belk Arena.

The Wildcats shot 58.1% (18-31) from the field in the first half and opened the game on a 19-0 run on their way to a 46-22 halftime advantage. Davidson buried 7-of-15 first half three-pointers and didn't allow Furman to post a basket until the 11:56 mark.

Davidson connected on 11-of-24 three-point attempts for the game and shot 48.5% (32-66) from the floor. The Wildcats held a 40-26 edge on the boards and committed just nine turnovers while forcing 16 Furman miscues.

Archambault made 11-of-14 field goal attempts, including 5-of-8 from beyond the arc to best his previous career-high of 19 points. Curry, who scored a career-best 41 on Wednesday against UNC Greensboro, made 8-of-16 field goals and 5-of-9 from three-point range.

Senior George Brozos led Furman with 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting, including 3-for-3 from long range. Connor Nolte added 13 points. The Paladins converted only 19-of-49 (38.8%) field goals, but made 8-of-21 three-point attempts.

The game marked the sixth time in the last seven outings that Furman found itself behind at least 8-0 before netting its first points of the game. Davidson won its 15th straight game and 27th consecutive SoCon regular season contest.

The loss drops Furman to 5-20 overall and 4-12 in SoCon play. Davidson improves to 19-6 overall and 17-0 in the league.

Furman returns to Timmons Arena for its home finale on Monday when it hosts the Wofford Terriers at 7 p.m.