Feb. 28, 2008
Charleston, S.C. - Freshman Justin Dehm tallied 17 points and a career-high eight rebounds to lead Furman to a 73-63 victory over The Citadel in Southern Conference men's basketball action Thursday evening at McAlister Fieldhouse.
The Paladins shot a season-high 51.0% (25-49) from the field to snap a 12-game skid on the road and improve to 7-21 overall and 6-13 in SoCon play. The Citadel dropped to 6-22 overall and 1-18 inside the league.
Furman connected on 14-of-27 first half field goal attempts and committed just two first period turnovers while building a 40-28 lead at intermission. The Bulldogs buried 11-of-29 three-point attempts, including 6-of-16 after the break, to cut the lead back to single digits with just over four minutes left, but Justin Dehm scored six points in the final 3:30 to help Furman to the road victory.
Furman committed just 10 turnovers on the night and fashioned a season-best 39-23 rebounding margin. The Paladins outscored the Bulldogs 22-18 in the paint and held The Citadel to only three offensive rebounds.
Austin Dahn led the Bulldogs with 16 points on 5-of-13 shooting from three-point range. Cameron Wells added 15 points, five rebounds and a team-high seven assists.
The Paladins close out the regular season on Saturday when they visit the College of Charleston for a 6 p.m. contest at John Kresse Arena. The game will be televised live on CSS.