Jan. 29, 2008
Greenville, S.C. - The Furman men's basketball team will look to stop a two-game slide when it hosts The Citadel on Wednesday in the 187th meeting between the cross-state rivals. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at Timmons Arena.
Furman (3-17, 2-9) and The Citadel (5-14, 0-10) have met more times than any other two schools in Southern Conference history with the Paladins holding a 108-78 series edge. Furman has won nine of the last 10 meetings, including nine straight regular season victories over the Bulldogs. The series began in 1920 with a 22-16 victory by The Citadel.
Furman dropped a 62-53 decision at Georgia Southern On Saturday. It marked the sixth loss in the last seven games for the Paladins. Three Paladins reached double figures with 10 points, including Darryl Evans who recorded a career-high.
The Citadel is winless in the SoCon and has dropped eight games in a row after downing Cornell on December 31. The Bulldogs fell to UNC Greensboro 74-63 on Saturday in Charleston.
Furman and The Citadel rank as two of the youngest teams in the nation. The Bulldogs have 14 freshmen on their roster and often feature five freshmen in the starting lineup. Furman has seven freshmen on the team and five have registered at least two starts this season.
The Paladins swept a pair of games from the Bulldogs last season, including a 63-59 win at Timmons Arena. Tony Anderson led the Paladins to the victory with a career-high 20 points.
Furman returns to the road on Saturday when it travels to Wofford for a 3 p.m. contest against the Terriers. The game can be seen live on SportSouth, Charter Cable channel 61 in the Upstate.