GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Stephen Croone scored 23 points to lead Furman to a 76-67 victory over The Citadel on Saturday in the 200th meeting of the schools.
Furman (8-17, 2-10 Southern Conference) led 38-27 at the half and stretched that lead to 48-32 with 16:01 remaining. The Bulldogs gradually cut the lead and were only trailing 67-60 with 3:19 left. Ashton Moore hit a 3-pointer with 1:43 left to close to 69-65, but the Bulldogs could get no closer.
Furman won the inside game, making 30 points in the paint compared to 18 for The Citadel.
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William Gates Jr. had 12 points and Adonis Rwabigwi and Charlie Reddick added 11 apiece for Furman.
Moore led The Citadel with 22 points.
The Paladins have a 116-84 record against The Citadel, which has now lost 15 consecutive games.