Furman To Face College of Charleston Monday
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- A 70-61 winner over Wofford on Saturday, Furman wraps up the first half of its Southern Conference slate on Monday when it travels to Charleston to take on the College of Charleston in a 7:00 p.m. game at TD Arena.
The Furman-College of Charleston game will be broadcast online by StretchAudio through Furman All-Access at www.furmanpaladins.com, with Bryant Lambert on the call. Live stats will be provided through www.furmanpaladins.com and updates via twitter.com/FurmanPaladins
Last year the Paladins and Cougars split the season series with both teams winning on the road — Furman, 60-51, in Charleston and College of Charleston, 68-61, in Greenville. The Paladins hold a 23-15 all-time series lead and are 11-9 versus the Cougars in Charleston.
Furman is led in scoring by senior guard Teshia Griswold (13.2 ppg) and sophomore forward Brittany Hodges (9.8 ppg), who has combined to score 39 points in the last two games, including 18 in the win over Wofford. Kaitlin Murphy tallied a season high 20 points versus the Terriers and, in the process, moved to within 24 points of becoming the 19th 1,000-point scorer in Furman history.
To make a run at .500, Furman will have to tighten the clamps defensively as the Paladins have seen their last four foes combine to shoot 49.6 percent from the field and average 78.8 ppg.
The College of Charleston is coming off a convincing 70-47 home victory over Western Carolina on Saturday, three nights after the Catamounts topped the Paladins in a triple overtime clash in Greenville. Senior center Latisha Harris leads the Cougars in both scoring (13.4 ppg) and rebounding (8.8 rpg), while junior guards Alyssa Frye (12.1 ppg) and Jillian Brown, the SoCon's assist leader (124), comprise a potent CofC back court.