NCAA Game Summary - Wofford at Furman
(Monday, January 14)
Final Score: Furman 69, Wofford 65
Greenville, SC (Sports Network) - Kendrec Ferrara finished with 17 points as the Furman Paladins held off the Wofford Terriers for a 69-65 decision in a Southern Conference tilt at Timmons Arena.
Larry Wideman added 11 points for Furman (4-11, 1-3 SoCon), which snapped a six-game losing streak with the win. Bryant Irwin provided 10 points while Charlie Reddick tallied eight points and pulled down nine boards.
Spencer Collins paced Wofford (7-10, 1-3) with 18 points while Karl Cochran added 17. Lee Skinner chipped in 13 points and eight boards for the Terriers as they lost for the fourth time in five outings.
Furman drained 7-of-11 from beyond the arc to help build a sizeable 40-25 halftime lead. The Terriers shot 40.7 percent from the floor, but knocked down just 1-of-7 from 3-point range in the opening 20 minutes.
Although the Paladins hit 58.8 percent of their shots from the field after the break, Wofford battled back by forcing 14 turnovers and pulling down 18 rebounds to the hosts 10. Cochran poured in 15 points and Collins netted 14 more in the second period as the Terriers managed to cut the deficit to one point at 64-63 with 1:58 remaining. After Reddick made 1-of-2 at the charity stripe to make it a two-point affair, Austin drilled a 3-point dagger with 17 seconds to seal the deal for Furman.
Wofford lost despite holding a 38-18 advantage in points in the paint in addition to its 32-25 edge in the rebounding battle.
01/14 21:14:06 ET