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Furman Garners SoCon Road Win At The Citadel, 73-63

Furman Garners SoCon Road Win At The Citadel, 73-63

Feb. 28, 2008

Box Score

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.

Jordan Miller scored 11 points to join Dehm in double figures while George Brozos and Alex Opacic added 10 apiece. Noah States and Connor Nolte each chipped in with eight points.

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.