Scores

Final

Elon 60

(7-9, 5-3 Southern)

Furman 58

(2-14, 1-6 Southern)

    4:00 PM ET, January 12, 2008

    Timmons Arena, Greenville, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    ELON 36 2460
    FUR 27 3158

    Top Performers

    Elon: B. James 19 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Furman: A. Opacic 20 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Elon 60, Furman 58

    Associated Press

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Brett James scored Elon's final seven points, including the game winning alley-oop with 35 seconds left to lift the Pheonix over Furman 60-58 in Southern Conference action Saturday.

    James' heroics started on a 3-pointer with 2:49 left in the game for a 56-54 Elon lead. His 18-footer 30 seconds later made it 58-54, but the Paladins caught up at 58 on two free throws by Bobby Austin followed by Alex Opacic's hook shot with 1:05 remaining.

    After Chris Long fed James for the game winner, Furman's Austin missed a long 3 with three seconds left. Tony Anderson chased down the rebound and sank a 3-pointer that was initially called good, but later negated after referees determined the shot came after the buzzer.

    James finished with a season-high 19 and Ola Atoyebi added 13 for Elon (7-9, 5-3 SoCon), which saw a 15-point second-half lead evaporate during a 21-4 Furman run.

    Opacic tied his career-high with 20 points for the Paladins (2-14, 1-6), 10 during the 21-4 rally.

    That run began after Elon staked its largest lead at 46-31 on Montell Watson's 3-pointer with 15 minutes left. It ended on George Brozos' tip in for Furman's first lead at 52-50 with 4:20 remaining.

    The Paladins grabbed their final lead at 54-53 on Justin Dehm's jumper before James took over.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ELON
    FUR
    Points 60 58
    FG Made-Attempted 22-51 (.431) 22-47 (.468)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 3-14 (.214)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-12 (.750) 11-19 (.579)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 0

    2007-08 Season

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