Southern Conference Tournament Recaps
(Friday, March 8th)
Final Score: Georgia Southern 60, Wofford 44
Asheville, NC (Sports Network) - Eric Ferguson scored 17 points and Tre Bussey added 12 with nine rebounds, as Georgia Southern notched a 60-44 win over Wofford in the first round of the Southern Conference Tournament.
C.J. Reed shot a miserable 4-of-16 from the field and finished with 10 points for the Eagles (14-18), who will next meet top-seeded Davidson in Saturday's quarterfinals.
Indiana Faithfull and Spencer Collins each scored 10 for Wofford (13-19), which had won three of its last four to conclude the regular season. The Terriers shot a dismal 34 percent on Friday, including 3-of-20 from beyond the arc.
Wofford held an 18-16 lead after a Collins layup with just over seven minutes remaining in the first half, but didn't score again as Georgia Southern ripped off the final 14 points and took a 30-18 advantage to the break. The Terriers got only as close as eight in the second half.
Final Score: Furman 55, Samford 51
Asheville, NC (Sports Network) - Bobby Austin scored 17 points and Stephen Croone chipped in with 11 as the Furman Paladins outlasted the Samford Bulldogs, 55-51, in the first round of the Southern Conference Tournament.
With the Paladins (7-23) up by two with 11 seconds to play, Austin sank a pair from the free throw line to clinch the victory and set up a clash with fourth-seeded Appalachian State in Saturday's quarterfinals.
Tim Williams finished with 15 points and six rebounds for Samford (11-21), which had dropped three of its last four games prior to tournament play. Tyler Hood contributed 13 points and Clide Geffrard Jr. scored 10 in defeat.
Furman went into the break tied at 25-25 thanks to a triple late in the stanza from Austin, who along with Croone, later combined for a 9-2 run which put the Paladins ahead 49-44 with 6:09 to play and they kept the advantage the rest of the way.
03/08 16:51:54 ET