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Furman 71, Elon University 51

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Sophomore forward Moussa Diagne scored a
game-high 19 as Furman broke free midway through the first half and
cruised to a 71-51 win over Elon on Monday night.

Tony Carter added 15 and Gerad Punch 12 for the Paladins (11-8,
4-3), who turned a 9-9 deadlock into a 37-17 halftime advantage.
Diagne and Punch scored 7 apiece during the surge, which started on
a 3-point basket by George Brozos at the 10:32 mark and ended on
Eric Webb's bonus shot, 22 seconds before intermission.

Furman scored the first 7 points of the second half, to stake
its largest lead at 44-17. Elon rallied behind Brian Waters to
close the gap to 16 at 48:32, but the Paladins quickly regained
control at 60-35 on Webb's 3-point shot with 8:48 remaining.

Waters finished with 10 points for the Phoenix (2-18, 0-7), who
lost their 13th straight, dating back to early December. Elon
suffered 21 turnovers, 16 in the first half.