Scores

Final

The Citadel 51

(5-15, 0-11 Southern)

Furman 53

(4-17, 3-9 Southern)

    7:00 PM ET, January 30, 2008

    Timmons Arena, Greenville, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    CIT 24 2751
    FUR 28 2553

    Top Performers

    The Citadel: C. Wells 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Furman: A. Opacic 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast

    Furman 53, The Citadel 51

    Associated Press

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Alex Opacic scored a career-high 21 points for Furman as the Paladins held on for a 53-51 victory over The Citadel on Wednesday night.

    Cameron Wells missed a running 8-footer with three seconds left for The Citadel (5-15, 0-11 Southern Conference) in a game where neither team scored in the final 90 seconds.

    Furman (4-17, 3-9) led 47-36 with 9:22 to go on Opacic's scoop shot. The Bulldogs rallied, trailing 53-51 after Tyrell McDowell's lay-up with 1:34 left, but didn't score again.

    The Citadel led 18-9 in the first half before Furman went on a 19-6 rally to take a four-point lead into halftime.

    Wells led the Bulldogs with 17 points, while Austin Dahn added 14 points.

    George Brozos scored nine for Furman.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CIT
    FUR
    Points 51 53
    FG Made-Attempted 20-46 (.435) 20-41 (.488)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-22 (.500) 5-15 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 0-2 (.000) 8-17 (.471)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 9 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 9

    2007-08 Season

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