Furman travels to Hanner Fieldhouse on Saturday to take on Georgia Southern. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. EST. The Paladins defeated the Eagles 81-74 on Jan. 31 and are 6-3 against them over the past four years.
Georgia Southern and Furman are neck and neck in the SoCon, holding down 10th and 12th place, respectively.
In their last matchup on Feb. 20, Larry Wideman put up 18 points for the Paladins in a loss to Davidson, 73-36. In addition to his 7.9 points per game, he is also chipping in 2 rebounds per game. For the Eagles, C.J. Reed finished with 9 points and 8 rebounds in the 53-47 loss to Wofford on Feb. 21. He averages 12.9 points per game in addition to a team-best 3.9 assists per game.
StatSmack! Furman is better than Georgia Southern
You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Furman currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (981 to 902) than Georgia Southern, per the NCAA.
The Furman basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Georgia Southern (92 percent vs. 63 percent).