Furman’s ‘well’ runs dry in loss to UNCG

In a 2022 NCAA Tournament venue, the SoCon’s defending NCAA Tournament representative met a red-hot Furman team hoping to end a 42-year NCAA Tournament drought later this season. For the better part of the 40 minutes on Saturday afternoon at ‘The Well’, it was the defending NCAA Tournament representative from the nation’s fifth-oldest conference thatContinue reading “Furman’s ‘well’ runs dry in loss to UNCG”

Furman heads back to ‘The Well’ looking to maintain upward trend

Game 25: UNCG (12-10, 4-6 SC) at Furman (17-7, 9-2 SoCon) The Venue: Bon Secours Wellness Arena Date and Time: Feb. 5, 2022/12 p.m. EST The Series: 42nd meeting/UNCG leads 21-20 Last Meeting:  Furman 58, UNCG 54  (Jan. 5, 2022) The Coaches: Bob Richey (106-41/5th yr); Mike Jones (183-157, 10th year/12-10 in 1st yr atContinue reading “Furman heads back to ‘The Well’ looking to maintain upward trend”

Furman’s ‘purple machine’ crushes arch-rival

Furman hammers The Citadel for fifth-straight win to move into first place in SoCon standings  The theme for the Purple machine that has become the Furman basketball team as of late has been not just to win basketball games, but to do so that in emphatic fashion.  That was not surprisingly again the case WednesdayContinue reading “Furman’s ‘purple machine’ crushes arch-rival”

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”