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Recap - Furman Defeats Western Carolina 75-69

Furman earned a 75-69 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday, getting 17 points from Noah Gurley at Ramsey Center.

Furman did not, however, defeat Western Carolina against the spread, which closed at -9.0 at most sportsbooks.

Alex Hunter had 16 points for Furman and Mike Bothwell chipped in with 13 points. Alex Hunter had 5 assists for them, while Jalen Slawson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Western Carolina got 22 points from Cory Hightower in a losing cause and another 14 points from Mason Faulkner. Mason Faulkner contributed 7 assists for them, while Mason Faulkner had 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Furman were victorious, as the score was 33-29 at the break.

Western Carolina won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 30-28.

Next game, Furman takes its act home to face Wofford looking for another win. For Western Carolina, they head home to face The Citadel.