Furman beats Erskine 62-53

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP)—Jordan Miller scored 18 points to lead Furman to a 62-53 win over Erskine on Saturday.

Amu Saaka added 15 points for the Paladins (7-6), who hold a 31-6 lead in the series against Division II Erskine. Justin Dehm also chipped in with 10 points.

Erskine opened with a 14-4 lead, but Furman recovered from its early drought and led 30-29 at halftime.

The game remained close for much of the second half, and a 3-pointer from Furman’s Bryson Barnes with 4:11 left tied the score 53-all, the sixth tie of the contest. But Furman outscored Erskine 9-0 the rest of the way, as the Flying Fleet shot 0-for-6 in the final 4 minutes.

Brandon Wright scored 20 points to lead Erskine (2-4), who saw a two-game win streak snapped. Marko Latinovic chipped in with 12.

Furman’s bench outscored Erskine’s 19-4.

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