Opacic’s career-best 21 leads Furman to 53-51 win over Citadel

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP)—Alex Opacic scored a career-high 21 points for Furman as the Paladins held on for a 53-51 victory over The Citadel on Wednesday night.

Cameron Wells missed a running 8-footer with three seconds left for The Citadel (5-15, 0-11 Southern Conference) in a game where neither team scored in the final 90 seconds.

Furman (4-17, 3-9) led 47-36 with 9:22 to go on Opacic’s scoop shot. The Bulldogs rallied, trailing 53-51 after Tyrell McDowell’s lay-up with 1:34 left, but didn’t score again.

The Citadel led 18-9 in the first half before Furman went on a 19-6 rally to take a four-point lead into halftime.

Wells led the Bulldogs with 17 points, while Austin Dahn added 14 points.

George Brozos scored nine for Furman.

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Cameron Wells Cameron Wells
7-14,  17 Pts
4 Rebs, 3 Assists
Alex Opacic Alex Opacic
9-13,  21 Pts
2 Rebs, 2 Assists

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