GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Amu Saaka scored 21 points and Furman defeated North Carolina-Greensboro 72-64 on Thursday night.
Jordan Miller added 17 points, including 7 of 8 from the free throw line in the final minute, for the Paladins (11-11, 5-6 Southern Conference) as the home team won for the 16th time in the 17 meetings played in either Greenville or Greensboro, N.C.
The Spartans (6-16, 4-7), who led the entire first half, led by as many as 17 points with 5:04 to go in the half and took a 36-27 advantage into halftime.
Furman opened the second half with 11 straight points, and took its first lead, 37-36, on Justin Dehm's 3 with 15:25 remaining. The Paladins wouldn't trail the rest of the way.