Scores

Final

Kennesaw St 76

(4-6, 2-0 A-Sun)

Furman 83

(5-5, 4-1 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 29, 2005

    Timmons Arena, Greenville, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    KENN 33 4376
    FUR 32 5183

    Top Performers

    Kennesaw St: G. Ingle 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 7 Ast, 4 Stl

    Furman: R. Bostain 27 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Furman 83, Kennesaw 76

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Junior guard Robby Bostain scored a career high 27 as Furman held off a late Kennesaw State charge to claim an 83-76 win in the opening round of the Jack In The Box Holiday Classic.

    Eric Webb added 15 for the Paladins (5-5), who will play South Carolina State in the tournament's championship game Friday night.

    The Bulldogs topped Marshall 71-66 in the first round.

    Junior guard Golden Ingle scored 22 to pace the Owls (4-6) who will take on Marshall in the classic's consolation game.

    A fast-break slam by Moussa Diagne gave Furman a 76-69 lead with 40 seconds left, but the Owls got four free throws by Ingle and a three-point shot by Ryan Nelson to close within 2 at 78-76. Bostain hit one free throw at 19 seconds and four more with 3.5 seconds left on an intentional foul and a technical on the Kennesaw bench.

    Owls coach Tony Ingle earlier earned a pair of technicals and was ejected from the game by official Tim Clougherty.

    Webb hit all four of those free throws to give Furman its largest lead at 62-53 with 6:45 to go.

    The game had 64 total free throw attempts, 40 by Furman and 24 by Kennesaw. Bostain hit 15-of-20 and Ingle 13-of-14.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    KENN
    FUR
    Points 76 83
    FG Made-Attempted 25-58 (.431) 24-52 (.462)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-25 (.320) 6-17 (.353)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-24 (.750) 29-40 (.725)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 7

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