UNC Greensboro 69, Furman 54

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP)—Ricky Hickman came off the bench to score 31 points while Kyle Hines had a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds as UNC Greensboro defeated Furman 69-54 on Saturday.

Ben Stywall added 10 rebounds for the Spartans (11-9, 8-2 SoCon), who scored 23 points off 16 Furman turnovers.

Gerad Punch scored 12 points to lead the Paladins (10-11, 4-6), who shot just 12.5 percent from 3-point range (2-for-16). Robby Bostain added 10 points.

The Spartans jumped out to a 20-4 lead in the first nine minutes of the game and led 33-22 at the half.

Furman cut the lead to five, 48-43, midway through the second half. But Hickman scored 17 straight points to make it 65-47 with less than four minutes left to secure the win.

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G. Punch G. Punch
5-7,  12 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists
 N.C. Greensboro
R. Hickman R. Hickman
10-14,  31 Pts
2 Rebs, 4 Assists

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