Feb. 21, 2008
Boone, N.C. - Jeremy Clayton notched a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds to lead Appalachian State to a 90-77 victory over Furman in Southern Conference men's basketball action Thursday evening at the Holmes Convocation Center.
Donte Minter led five Mountaineers in double figures with 15 points and Appalachian reeled off a 33-10 run midway through the first half on its was to snapping a two-game slide. The Mountaineers improved to 17-10 overall and 12-6 in the SoCon while Furman slipped to 6-21 overall and 5-13 inside the league.
ASU buried 11-of-22 three-point attempts for the game and shot 56.8% from the floor during the first half to build a 51-26 advantage at the break. Donald Sims and Kellen Brand each scored 14 points while Ryan Abraham added 10 points.
Senior George Brozos connected on 6-of-13 field goals to lead Furman with 17 points and six rebounds. Noah States buried 3-of-4 treys to match a career-high with 16 points and Alex Opacic reached double digits with 13.
Furman scored a season-high 77 points and 51 points in the second half. The Paladins shot 48.6% from the floor and made 7-of-20 three-point attempts and 14-of-18 free throws.
Appalachian State, however, dominated the boards with a 41-31 edge and outscored Furman 44-36 in the paint. The Mountaineers made all nine attempts at the charity stripe and dished out 23 assists.
Furman will get a short break to complete winter term exams before travelling to face The Citadel at McAlister Fieldhouse on February 28, at 7:05 p.m.