Furman and Western Carolina set to battle in SoCon Game of the Week

The Day, Date and Time: Saturday, Feb. 10, 2023, 2 p.m. (Nextstar SoCon Game of the Week) The Game: Western Carolina (14-12, 7-6 SoCon) at Furman (20-6, 11-2 SoCon) The Venue and Location: Timmons Arena (2,500)/Greenville, S.C. The Coaches: Furman-Bob Richey (131-52, 6th yr)/Western Carolina-Justin Gray (25-33, 2nd yr) The Series: 83rd meeting/Furman leads 52-30 Last Time They Met: Western CarolinaContinue reading “Furman and Western Carolina set to battle in SoCon Game of the Week”

Furman’s 17 threes highlight win No. 20 at VMI

For the sixth time in the past seven seasons, Furman University’s men’s basketball team has now won 20 games, as the Paladins picked up what was a resounding 94-63 Southern Conference win over VMI Wednesday night at Cameron Hall. The win snapped what had been a two-game losing streak inside the facility, dating back toContinue reading “Furman’s 17 threes highlight win No. 20 at VMI”

Furman travels to VMI looking to extend winning streak

The Day, Date and Time: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, 7 p.m. The Game: Furman (19-6, 10-2 SoCon) at VMI (6-19, 1-11 SoCon) The Venue and Location: Cameron Hall (5,000)/Lexington, VA The Coaches: Furman-Bob Richey (130-52, 6th yr)/VMI-Andrew Wilson (6-19, 1st year) The Series: 106th meeting/Furman leads 68-37 Last Time They Met: Furman 85, VMI 62Continue reading “Furman travels to VMI looking to extend winning streak”

SoCon Basketball Notebook for Feb. 7

Separation of Three: UNCG, Samford and Furman all maintained their tight grip on the league’s top spot, as it has clearly become a three-team race for the 2022-23 Southern Conference regular-season crown and top overall seed for next month’s SoCon Tournament in Asheville. As most probably have already figured out, the No. 1 overall seedContinue reading “SoCon Basketball Notebook for Feb. 7”

Furman wins fourth-straight over Wofford in front of record crowd

Greenville’s Team and a changing narrative Furman’s 80-67 win over Wofford in its annual “Weekend at the Well” Southern Conference game had many story lines and many angles, which could be written about. But I felt like there was one overwhelming story that had to be driven home, and one that I think head coachContinue reading “Furman wins fourth-straight over Wofford in front of record crowd”

I-85 Rivalry: Furman and Wofford set for Saturday night showdown

The Date: Feb. 4, 2023 The Venue and Location: Bon Secours Wellness Arena (15,971)/downtown Greenville, S.C. The Game: Wofford (13-11, 5-6 SoCon) at Furman (18-6, 9-2 SoCon) The Coaches: Wofford-Dwight Perry (8-7 since being named interim head coach following Jay McAuley’s leave of absence and eventual resignation)/Furman-Bob Richey (129-52) The Series: 153rd meeting/Furman leads 90-62Continue reading “I-85 Rivalry: Furman and Wofford set for Saturday night showdown”

Furman completes the double against UTC

Four Paladins led a balanced offensive effort, while Furman, which held its second-straight Southern Conference opponent to less than 60 points for the first time since the 2018-19 campaign by limiting Chattanooga to a season-low 33.3% (20-of-60) shooting clip from the field en route to a decisive, 79-58, win over Chattanooga before a crowd ofContinue reading “Furman completes the double against UTC”

SoCon Basketball Power Rankings Groundhog Day Edition

We’ve successfully made it through 10 games on the Southern Conference basketball hardwood, and at the top of the league, it has become a three-team race to the finish line over the final eight games. As I write this, it’s the first day of the most decisive month of the college basketball season, meaning MarchContinue reading “SoCon Basketball Power Rankings Groundhog Day Edition”