Furman overpowers Mercer

Furman’s fury unleashed in full measure against Mercer, but there’s a cautionary story to be told By John Hooper Furman’s 80-50 road win at Mercer on Saturday night got me thinking…Good and bad…I’ve told this story the other way round, too. But this is what happens when Goliath’s story is told through a ‘David’-son lens.Continue reading “Furman overpowers Mercer”

Furman ends three-game series skid vs VMI

Furman claimed its third-straight win and its sixth victory in its last seven outings, as the Paladins snapped a three-game losing skid to VMI with a 79-64 win over the Keydets Wednesday night at Timmons Arena.  With the win, Furman improved to 15-7 overall and 7-2 in Southern Conference action, remaining a half-game behind ChattanoogaContinue reading “Furman ends three-game series skid vs VMI”

Furman makes statement in win over Western Carolina

In sports, it’s sometimes difficult to know how a team will respond after a tough loss. For Furman, coming off a 71-69 heartbreaker at league-leading Chattanooga Saturday, the opening minutes of a midweek SoCon midweek test against Western Carolina were tense, and the Catamounts took an 8-7 lead following a three-pointer by Marvin Price withContinue reading “Furman makes statement in win over Western Carolina”

Furman loses tough battle at preseason favorite Chattanooga

In a matchup between the SoCon’s two top projected teams in the preseason, it was  consensus preseason favorite Chattanooga that held off preseason No. 2 pick Furman,  71-69, as the Mocs pulled a half-game ahead before an electric crowd of 3,607 at McKenzie Arena on-hand with the threat of inclement weather in the forecast. . Continue reading “Furman loses tough battle at preseason favorite Chattanooga”

Furman holds off talented Bucs to move atop SoCon standings

When the two teams headed to their respective locker rooms for halftime, Furman trailed the contest 39-35 against a talented East Tennessee State team, and graduate transfer guard Conley Garrison hadn’t scored nor had he even taken a shot. By the time the buzzer sounded following a 78-69 win against East Tennessee State, the formerContinue reading “Furman holds off talented Bucs to move atop SoCon standings”

SoCon Hoops 2021-22: Two games highlight Monday night’s slate

Western Carolina (7-8, 1-1 SoCon) at East Tennessee State (9-7, 1-2 SoCon), 7 p.m. —East Tennessee State and Western Carolina both have short turnarounds following games this past Saturday. The game is a makeup game from last week after the Western Carolina program had been struck by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Catamounts and Bucs willContinue reading “SoCon Hoops 2021-22: Two games highlight Monday night’s slate”

SoCon Hoops 2021-22: Jan. 8 roundup and power rankings

The second full slate of Southern Conference basketball is in the books, and while the opening Wednesday night of games with a full schedule around the league saw most of them close, hotly-contested games, the second full slate of basketball games saw double-digit margin outcomes in all of the league battles. Here’s a quick recapContinue reading “SoCon Hoops 2021-22: Jan. 8 roundup and power rankings”

‘Dins defend ‘the well’ and expel Mercer

Furman 81, Mercer 66 Furman used a stellar defensive effort, and when Mercer made attempted runs in the second half, knocked down timely shots, as the Paladins held on for an 81-66 Southern Conference win over the Bears Saturday evening in the first of three games to be played at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.Continue reading “‘Dins defend ‘the well’ and expel Mercer”

SoCon Hoops Notebook: A look back at Wednesday night and previewing Saturday’s action

It was the opening night of Southern Conference basketball, which has had already had some games to have to be postponed and rescheduled around the league as a result of the COVID-19 Omicron variant of the virus. However, if the competitiveness from the first full slate of games is any indication as to how theContinue reading “SoCon Hoops Notebook: A look back at Wednesday night and previewing Saturday’s action”

Furman wins defensive slugfest at UNCG

Furman scored a season-low in a win, as the Paladins posted a 58-54 win on the road at defending league tournament and regular-season and champion UNC Greensboro in Southern Conference action Wednesday night at the Greensboro Coliseum. The best news of the day for head coach Bob Richey was the birth of his son—Jacks BurnerContinue reading “Furman wins defensive slugfest at UNCG”