Furman cruises past Western Carolina 80-66

GREENVILLLE, S.C. (AP) Charlie Reddick scored 16 points and hot-shooting Furman defeated Western Carolina 80-66 on Saturday.

The Paladins, who snapped a two-game losing streak, made 54 percent (27 of 50) of their field goal attempts including 11 of 20 from 3-point range. It's was the Paladins' best 3-point shooting game and the fifth time they have shot better than 50 percent from the field this season.

Bryant Irwin added 14 points and Bobby Austin had 12 for the Paladins (13-13, 7-8 Southern Conference), who held Western Carolina to 2-of-18 shooting from 3-point range.

Furman led by 14 at halftime and opened the second half with a 13-0 run to build a 51-24 lead after a 3-pointer by Irwin with 15:38 remaining.

Tawaski King scored 14 points and Harouna Mutombo chipped in with 13 for the Catamounts (10-17, 4-10), who have lost three in a row and seven of their past eight.