Appalachian State defeats Furman 77-75

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BOONE, N.C. (AP)—Donald Sims hit two free throws with 8 seconds left to lift Appalachian State to a 77-75 win over Furman on Saturday.

Sims scored 20 points for the Mountaineers (8-11, 5-6 Southern Conference). Isaac Butts had 16 points and grabbed 16 rebounds.

Sims made two free throws to make the score 74-62 with 2:34 remaining in the game. The Paladins (3-17, 1-10) answered with a 9-0 run over the next 1:20, cutting Appalachian State’s lead to 74-71.

The Mountaineers then missed three of their following four free throws, and Furman’s Bryson Barnes made a jumper to bring the score to 75-73 with 18 seconds remaining. But Sims made two of his free throws 10 seconds later to give the Mountaineers a four-point advantage.

Furman was led by Jordan Miller, who scored 17 points. Barnes added 13 points, seven rebounds and four blocks.

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