The #23 Furman Paladins, playing for the first time at Timmons Arena since being ranked in the Top 25, held serve on their home floor with a 77-69 victory over Charleston Southern Tuesday night.
Noah Gurley led the Paladins with 17 points, with Alex Hunter & Andrew Brown adding 16 points apiece to pace the scoring on a night when Jordan Lyons, a 20-point per game scorer, failed to mark.
Furman dominated on the boards, grabbing xx offensive rebounds, 11 of which came in the opening half. The Paladins had to overcome a couple of scoring droughts in the first half to lead by only three at the break.
Paladins Head Coach Bob Richey got his first win over his first collegiate boss, Barclay Radebaugh, who Richey served as an assistant under at Charleston Southern.
Richey spoke about the hard-earned victory for his team after the game:
The Paladins’ Matt Rafferty (14 points), spoke along with Hunter and Brown after the game about playing the first home game in school history as a ranked team:
Furman (11-0) continues non-conference play at home Saturday hosting UNC-Wilmington, before its final non-league game at LSU on December 21st.
The Paladins’ 11-game win streak was the first in program history since 1979, when Eddie Holbrook was at the helm. A 12th straight win on Saturday would mark the program’s longest winning streak since 1953.