Furman 76, W. Kentucky 63
Bryson Barnes scored 26 points, including 11 free throws in the
second half, as Furman defeated Western Kentucky 76-63 Saturday
night for its third consecutive victory.
The Paladins (6-4) sank 22 of 26 second-half free-throw
attempts, including 16 of 20 in the final 7:11 after the
Hilltoppers (4-8) cut a 45-30 deficit to five points, 56-51.
Furman, which shot 51.2 percent (21 of 41) from the field in the
game, also got 11 points and seven assists from Richard Brown and
10 points from Brandon Sebirumbi. Barnes grabbed 11 rebounds.
Western Kentucky shot 36.7 percent (22 of 60) from the field and
hurt itself at the free-throw line, making less than half (12 of
25) in the game.
Derrick Gordon scored 12 points and Jamal Crook and Kahlil
McDonald had 11 apiece for the Hilltoppers, who came in averaging
59.7 points per game, their lowest average since the 1945-46