Furman 74, Samford 55

Jordan Miller scored 21 points and Furman pulled away from

Samford 74-55 on Thursday night.

Miller made 6 of 10 3-point attempts as the Paladins were 14 of

25 (62.5 percent) from long range. The Paladins shot 55.6 percent

(25 of 45) from the field, including 7 of 14 by Miller.

The Paladins (13-5, 5-2 Southern Conference) broke open a close

game with a 15-0 run in the second half. A 3-pointer by Amu Saaka

with 6:58 to play capped the surge and gave the Paladins a 62-46

lead. The Bulldogs could get no closer than 12 points the rest of

the way.

Noah States added 20 points, and Darryl Evans and Saaka each had

14 for the Paladins, who have won two in a row and three of their

past four games. Furman is 5-0 in the series at home.

Gregg Wooten and John Peterson each scored 11 points for Samford

(10-9, 2-5), which has lost four games in a row.