Furman 72, UNC-Greensboro 64
Amu Saaka scored 21 points and Furman defeated North
Carolina-Greensboro 72-64 on Thursday night.
Jordan Miller added 17 points, including 7 of 8 from the free
throw line in the final minute, for the Paladins (11-11, 5-6
Southern Conference) as the home team won for the 16th time in the
17 meetings played in either Greenville or Greensboro, N.C.
The Spartans (6-16, 4-7), who led the entire first half, led by
as many as 17 points with 5:04 to go in the half and took a 36-27
advantage into halftime.
Furman opened the second half with 11 straight points, and took
its first lead, 37-36, on Justin Dehm’s 3 with 15:25 remaining. The
Paladins wouldn’t trail the rest of the way.
Kendall Toney scored 17 points, and Ben Stywall had 12 points
and 13 rebounds for the Spartans. Stywall moved into third place on
UNC-Greensboro’s all-time rebounding list with 870.