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Simpson leads UNC Greensboro past Furman 88-65

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Trevis Simpson scored 29 points to lead four players in double figures in UNC Greensboro's 88-65 victory over Furman in a Southern Conference game on Thursday night.

Derrell Armstrong, Kayel Locke and Nick Paulos had 11 points each, with Armstrong adding five rebounds and five assists for the Spartans (7-15, 5-6), who snapped a two-game road losing streak.

Furman pulled to within 27-18 on Colin Reddick's layup with 6:44 left in the first half, but UNC Greensboro closed the half with a 21-8 run for a 48-26 advantage at the break. Simpson had eight points during the spurt.

Larry Wideman scored 18 points off the bench, Stephen Croone had 13 and Reddick chipped in 12 points and nine rebounds for the Paladins (6-15, 3-7).

The Spartans shot 60 percent from the field (36 of 60) to the Paladins' 35.6 percent (21 of 59) and won the rebound battle 42-29.

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