Tisdale lifts ETSU past Furman 75-66 in SoCon showdown
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Isaiah Tisdale scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Patrick Good scored all 13 of his points in the second half and East Tennessee State defeated Furman 75-66 on Wednesday night in a showdown for first place in the Southern Conference.
ETSU led most of the way, taking the lead for good on a Boyd 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the first half that made it 35-32 at the break. The lead did not reach double figures until Good and Hodges combined for four free throws 12 seconds apart for a 73-63 lead with 1:17 to play.
Hodges added a clutch layup and then a block in the final minute.
Furman defeated East Tennessee State 65-56 on Jan. 4. East Tennessee State takes on Samford on the road on Saturday. Furman plays Wofford at home on Saturday.