W. Carolina holds off Furman 64-57

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP)—Richie Gordon scored 15 points and Jake Robinson added 13, helping Western Carolina hold off Furman 64-57 on Saturday.

The Catamounts (7-1, 2-0 Southern Conference) held just a 55-53 lead with 1:51 left in the game, but Robinson converted a three-point play to spark a 9-4 game-winning run for Western Carolina.

Gordon finished 7-for-9 from the floor for the Catamounts, who have won six straight, and Robinson was 4-for-8. Robinson also hit all three of his team’s 3-pointers in the win.

The Paladins (5-2, 1-1) finished 1-for-14 from beyond the arc.

Western Carolina led Furman by five points at halftime and outscored the Paladins 36-34 in the second half.

The Catamounts outscored Furman 34-18 in the paint, and got 27 bench points. The Paladins’ bench scored just seven points.

Jordan Miller paced the Paladins with 15 points.

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