Furman’s historic season ends with NCAA second round exit

Aztecs size and strength underneath and strong defense were the difference The last time Furman played in an NCAA Tournament; Major League baseball Hall-of-Famer and former San Diego Padre outfielder Tony Gwynn was busy setting the single-season assists record at San Diego State as the Aztecs’ point guard on the basketball team. He posted whatContinue reading “Furman’s historic season ends with NCAA second round exit”

Furman knocks off Virginia for first NCAA Tournament win in 48 years

March 16, 2023 2023 NCAA Tournament First Round Amway Center (20,000)/Orlando, FL No. 13 Furman 68, No. 4 Virginia 67 Pegues’ March Magic Keeps Paladins Dancing Furman hasn’t appeared in an NCAA Tournament in 43 years, and hadn’t won a game in the Big Dance in 48 years, however, when J.P. Pegues knocked down anContinue reading “Furman knocks off Virginia for first NCAA Tournament win in 48 years”

NCAA Tournament 1st Rd [South Region]: No. 13 Furman vs. No. 4 Virginia

Thursday March 16, 2023 No. 13 Furman (27-7) vs. No. 4 Virginia (25-7) Amway Center (20,000), Orlando, FL., 12:40 p.m. EST (TRU TV) Head Coaches: Furman–Bob Richey (138-53/6th yr)/Virginia–Tony Bennett (341-124/14th season at UVA) Series: UVA Leads 1-0 Last Meeting: Dec. 8, 2004/UVA 79, Furman 67 Orlando, FL–Furman and Virginia meet for just the secondContinue reading “NCAA Tournament 1st Rd [South Region]: No. 13 Furman vs. No. 4 Virginia”

Full recap of the 2023 Southern Conference Tournament

2023 Southern Conference Tournament Recap, Notes, and Superlatives The 2023 Southern Conference Tournament was the 103rd edition of college basketball’s oldest postseason tournament, and while the league was down overall this season, it was a SoCon Tournament that once again delivered some thrilling moments and when it was all said and done, produced a rematchContinue reading “Full recap of the 2023 Southern Conference Tournament”

Furman ends 43-year old NCAA Tournament Drought

Dreaming the Big Dream! Furman downs Chattanooga to punch Big Dance ticket It was the dawn of a new era in the United States. The average cost of gas was $1.19, the average income per year was a little under 20K per year, and the president was Jimmy Carter. Mount Saint Helens erupted, the Pittsburgh SteelersContinue reading “Furman ends 43-year old NCAA Tournament Drought”

Furman makes it back to Monday night

No. 1 Furman 83, No.4 Western Carolina 80 (OT)  Recap: Despite holding as much as a 20-point second half lead, Furman nearly squandered the opportunity to make it back to the championship game and subsequently forfeit a chance to return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 43 years, as Western Carolina madeContinue reading “Furman makes it back to Monday night”

Furman clinches share of SoCon title; No. 1 seed

Furman sweeps Samford in convincing fashion Mike Bothwell scored 35 points, including Furman’s first 18 of the game, as the Paladins claimed a share of the 2022-23 Southern Conference regular-season title with a 93-79 victory over Samford Saturday afternoon at the Pete Hanna Center. The win sees the Paladins end the regular-season with 24-7 andContinue reading “Furman clinches share of SoCon title; No. 1 seed”

Furman and Samford meet with No. 1 seed on the line

Furman (23-7, 14-3 SoCon) at Samford (21-9, 15-2 SoCon), 2 p.m. EST Location: Homewood, AL/Pete Hanna Center (3,500) Series: Furman leads 24-10 Last Meeting: Jan. 25, 2023/Furman 91, Samford 84 (OT) Coaches: Furman-Bob Richey (134-53, 6th year)/Samford-Bucky McMillan (48-33/3rd year) TV: CBS Sports Network As fate would have it, Furman’s final game of the regular-seasonContinue reading “Furman and Samford meet with No. 1 seed on the line”

Furman survives feisty Mercer in regular season home finale

Paladins play for a share of SoCon title and No. 1 seed in the SoCon Tournament Saturday at Samford Jalen Slawson (27 pts) and JP Pegues (18 pts) combined for 45 of Furman’s 70 points, as the Paladins held off Mercer for their 17th-straight win in the series, capturing a 70-67 win over the BearsContinue reading “Furman survives feisty Mercer in regular season home finale”

Furman set for regular-season home finale against Mercer

Furman prepares for final home game against Mercer The Date and Time: Feb. 22, 2023, 7 p.m. The Location and Venue: Greenville, S.C., Timmons Arena (2,500) The Game: Mercer (12-17, 5-11 SoCon) at Furman (22-7, 13-3 SoCon) The Coaches: Mercer-Greg Gary (63-60, 4th yr at MU)/Furman-Bob Richey (133-53) The Series: 36th meeting/Furman leads 25-10 LastContinue reading “Furman set for regular-season home finale against Mercer”