Furman flexes its muscle in SoCon-opening win over VMI

It wasn’t necessarily pretty at times, but while Mike Bothwell and Jalen Slawson spent most of the night leading in other ways than scoring points, it set the stage for Furman to show how diversified and deep its scoring options go, as Marcus Foster and Tyrese Hughey were able to pick up Furman’s offense duringContinue reading “Furman flexes its muscle in SoCon-opening win over VMI”

Furman and VMI highlight four league games on tap Thursday

The Game: VMI (5-8, 0-0 SoCon) at Furman (9-4, 0-0 SoCon) The Date, Venue and Time: Dec. 29, 2022/Timmons Arena (2,500)/7 p.m. EST The Coaches: VMI-Andrew Wilson (5-8/1st year)/Furman-Bob Richey (120-50/6th yr) The Series: 105th meeting/Furman leads 67-37 Last Season: Furman and VMI split the season series 1-1 VMI 76, Furman 67 Jan. 1, 2022—TheContinue reading “Furman and VMI highlight four league games on tap Thursday”

Southern Conference play ready to open Wednesday night in Birmingham

The Game: Mercer (7-6, 0-0 SoCon) at Samford (6-7, 0-0 SoCon) The Date and Venue: Dec. 29, 2022/Pete Hanna Center (5,000) Coaches: Mercer-Greg Gary (58-49/4th yr at Mercer)/Samford-Bucky McMillan (33-31/3rd yr) Series: Mercer leads 17-3 TV: ESPNU/7 p.m. EST Last Season’s Meetings: Split 1-1 Samford 75, Mercer 61 Jan. 26, 2022 (Pete Hanna Center) –SamfordContinue reading “Southern Conference play ready to open Wednesday night in Birmingham”

SoCon Football 2022: Season Recap (part 1)

Season of Redemption By John Hooper There was an urgency as the 10 head coaches and media descended upon Asheville and the Grove Park Inn on a particularly hot week in mid-July, and that urgency was about re-establishing some respect for one of the most prestigious conferences in all of FCS football. The previous twoContinue reading “SoCon Football 2022: Season Recap (part 1)”

Furman’s Non-Conference Notes and Report Card

Overall, Furman’s men’s basketball team had a pretty solid finish to non-conference play heading into SoCon play in-earnest at the end of the month. The Paladins’ 9-4 record through the first 13 games of the season has seen plenty of ups and a few downs, as Furman prepares to go to work towards claiming aContinue reading “Furman’s Non-Conference Notes and Report Card”

Furman closes non-conference play in style with win over Anderson

Five Furman players scored in double figures, and Furman recorded season highs in points (106) and assists (29), as the Paladins posted a 106-79 non-conference win over the Anderson University Trojans. It was the final non-conference game before Furman begins SoCon play in-earnest on Dec. 29 against VMI. With the win, Furman secured a 9-4Continue reading “Furman closes non-conference play in style with win over Anderson”

Bothwell’s ‘dagger’ finally buries Stephen F. Austin

Bothwell Delivers in ‘The Well’ Again Mike Bothwell drove baseline and knocked down a floater from about eight feet out on the baseline, and Furman held off Stephen F. Austin for a thrilling 72-70 non-conference win Saturday evening in the second of the three-game Greenville Winter Invitational at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Bothwell’s career-bestContinue reading “Bothwell’s ‘dagger’ finally buries Stephen F. Austin”

Greenville Winter Invitational: Furman faces Stephen F. Austin Saturday

Who: Furman (7-4) vs. Stephen F. Austin (6-4) What: Greenville Winter Invitational When: Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, 4:30 p.m. EST Where: Bon Secours Wellness Arena (13,951)/Greenville, S.C. Series: First-ever meeting between the two Coaches: Furman–Bob Richey (118-50/6th yr)/Stephen F. Austin–Kyle Keller (132-55/7th year) Preview and Overview: One of the more interesting games to highlight Furman’sContinue reading “Greenville Winter Invitational: Furman faces Stephen F. Austin Saturday”

NC State’s pressure too much for Furman

Terquavion Smith scored a game-high 24 points, and North Carolina forced 20 Furman turnovers, including registering 17 steals, as the Wolfpack posted a 92-73 non-conference win over the Paladins Tuesday night at PNC Arena. “The turnovers really bothered us but just as much as the turnovers bothered us, the switching bothered us and we’re notContinue reading “NC State’s pressure too much for Furman”

Furman heads to North Carolina State Tuesday

Furman (7-3, 0-0 SoCon) at North Carolina State (8-3, 0-2 ACC), 6:30 p.m. EST Date and Venue: Dec. 13, 2022/PNC Arena (19,722) Series: 34th meeting/North Carolina State leads 31-2 Coaches: Furman-Bob Richey (118-49/6th yr.)/NC State-Kevin Keatts (98-71/6th yr) Preview: Furman heads and North Carolina State will square off on the college basketball hardwood for theContinue reading “Furman heads to North Carolina State Tuesday”