Furman 72, N.C.-Asheville 66

Published Nov. 28, 2009 1:35 a.m. EST

Jordan Miller scored 20 points to lead Furman to a 72-66 over North Carolina-Asheville on Friday night. Miller shot 6-for-11 and added eight rebounds for the Paladins (4-1). Bryson Barnes chipped in with 17 points. The game was tied at 46 with 5:59 remaining in the second half when Furman broke out on an 11-0 run. A layup by Miller with 3:01 left made the score 57-46 for the Paladins' largest lead of the game. A 3-pointer from UNC-Asheville's J.P. Primm with 25 seconds left cut the score to 67-63, but the Bulldogs would get no closer. UNC-Asheville (0-5) was led by Primm, who scored 20 points on 8-for-13 shooting. Chris Stephenson added 16 points. Furman shot 40 percent from the field (20-for-50), including 43.8 percent from 3-point range (7-for-16). The Paladins got to the free throw line 31 times as a team, while the Bulldogs shot only 12 free throws.