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.