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Furman To Face USC Upstate Saturday

Teshia Griswold
Teshia Griswold

Furman vs. USC Upstate Game Notes & Stats (PDF)

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Idle since absorbing a 52-46 loss at Marshall on Dec. 20, Furman returns to action on Saturday when it makes the short trip to Spartanburg to take on USC Upstate in a 4:30 p.m. contest at the Hodge Center in the Paladins' final non-conference game of the year.

Saturday's game will be broadcast online by StretchAudio through Furman All-Access at, with Bryant Lambert on the call.  Live stats will be provided through and in-game twitter updates via

The Paladins have dropped six straight and haven't won since posting a 73-64 win over Mercer on Nov. 24 in Greenville.  The stretch has seen Furman average only 39.8 points and shoot just 25.6 percent (81-of-316 FGs).

Furman's struggles have been magnified by the loss of sophomore forward Sarah Durdaller (15.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg) to a broken foot sustained in the win over Mercer.

The Paladins and Spartans last met in Greenville during the 1984-85 season in a game Furman won, 81-57.  USC Upstate enters Saturday's game sporting a 4-6 record, having last played on Dec. 16 against High Point (77-67 loss).  One of the Spartans' four triumphs was a 51-48 verdict over SoCon member Western Carolina.

Following Saturday's game the Paladins will return to league play when they entertain Appalachian State on Jan. 7 in Greenville.