Feb. 9, 2008
Greenville, S.C. - The Furman men's basketball team will look to end a two-game skid when it hosts UNC Greensboro in a 2 p.m. Southern Conference clash Sunday at Timmons Arena.
The Paladins (4-19, 3-11) are coming off of a 66-63 setback at Chattanooga on Thursday evening. Furman made 15-of-42 three-point attempts, but the Mocs' Stephen McDowell buried a long trey with less than 30 seconds remaining to help Chattanooga hold on for the victory.
Senior George Brozos continued to be one of Furman's most productive players off of the bench totaling 15 points, six rebounds and three steals. Freshmen Justin Dehm and Noah States added 15 and 13 points, respectively.
The Spartans (13-8, 7-5) suffered a disappointing 59-56 loss to Wofford at Fleming Gym on Thursday. UNCG fell for the second straight time despite 22 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocked shots from SoCon Player-of-the-Year candidate Kyle Hines. The 6-foot-6 forward tallied 16 points and 10 boards in the Spartans' 75-63 win over the Paladins on December 15, in Greensboro, N.C. States netted a career-high 16 points for the Paladins in their first meeting with UNCG.
Furman won the first five meetings with the Spartans in Greenville before UNC Greensboro outlasted Furman 91-86 in double overtime last season at Timmons Arena.