Furman defeats poor-shooting Citadel 59-44

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP)—Amu Saaka scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help lead Furman past The Citadel 59-44 on Thursday night.

The Paladins (13-15, 7-10 Southern Conference) held the Bulldogs to 16.7 percent shooting in the first half (4 of 24) for a 26-14 halftime lead.

Furman led 9-8 early, and went on a 12-2 run for a 21-10 advantage on Justin Dehm’s 3 with 7:36 left until halftime.

The Paladins shot 47.4 percent in the second half (9 of 19), and held off a comeback attempt by The Citadel (15-14, 9-8).

The Bulldogs closed within 45-40 on Harrison Dupont’s free throw with 6:29 to go. However, Furman answered with 10-1 run, capped by Dehm’s 3 pointer with 2 minutes to play.

Jordan Miller scored 16 points and Darryl Evans added 10 as the Paladins snapped a two-game losing streak.

Dupont finished with 15 points and Cameron Wells added 11 for the Bulldogs.

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 Top Performers
 Citadel
Harrison DuPont Harrison DuPont
5-9,  15 Pts
8 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Furman
Amu Saaka Amu Saaka
4-8,  14 Pts
10 Rebs, 3 Assists

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