Davidson 61, Furman 58

Jake Cohen scored 14 points and Davidson defeated Furman 61-58

on Saturday.

The Wildcats (14-13, 9-8 Southern Conference) led 57-55 with

1:24 to go, and the Paladins missed a shot and had another blocked

by Cohen with 9 seconds left. Cohen was quickly fouled and made

both free throws for a 59-55 advantage.

Justin Dehm then hit a 3-pointer with 4 seconds left to pull the

Paladins (12-15, 6-10) within 59-58. They then fouled Cohen again,

who made both shots for the final margin.

Davidson led 53-41 with 5:50 remaining, but Furman went on a

16-2 run to pull within 57-55 on Bryan Barnes’ 3 with 1:24

left.

Will Archambault scored 12 points, and the Wildcats scored 22

points off 19 turnovers.

Dehm finished with 22 points for Furman, and leading scorer Amu

Saaka (16.4 points per game), was held to nine. The Paladins lost

their second straight and fourth in five games.