Gurley scores 18 to lift Furman past Gardner-Webb 70-63
The game was tied at 39 early in the second half before Furman went on a 16-5 run to lead 55-44 with 10:57 remaining.
The lead peaked at 14 before Gardner-Webb drew within 60-58, the last three points coming on a 3-pointer by Jose Perez with 3:40 remaining. Furman closed it out by making 8 of 10 free throws over the final 2:37.
Perez scored 19 points for the Runnin’ Bulldogs. Ludovic Dufeal added 12 rebounds and four blocks.
Furman faces Loyola of Chicago at home on Friday. Gardner-Webb plays Western Carolina on the road on Saturday.