2012-13 Furman Men's Basketball News
June 6, 2013
Medved Adds Green To Men’s Basketball Staff
Former Colorado State point guard Dorian Green has been named to Furman’s men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach, it was announced on Thursday by Paladin head coach Niko Medved.
May 28, 2013
Leonard Joins Furman Men’s Basketball Program
Former J.L. Mann High School standout Damien Leonard has signed to join the Furman men’s basketball program after spending the past two seasons at the University of South Carolina, it was announced on Tuesday evening by Paladin head coach Niko Medved.
May 21, 2013
Richey Retained As Furman Assistant Basketball Coach; Waniewski Joins Paladins Staff
Furman men’s basketball coach Niko Medved announced on Tuesday that he will retain assistant coach Bob Richey and has appointed Sam Waniewski as the program’s director of men’s basketball operations.
May 13, 2013
Furman’s Mayes Inducted Into South Carolina Athletic Hall Of Fame On Monday
Furman basketball legend Clyde Mayes was inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, S.C., on Monday night.
May 9, 2013
Furman Basketball Inks William Gates Jr. To National Letter Of Intent
William Gates Jr., a standout at Clemens High School in Schertz, Texas, has inked a national letter of intent to join the Furman Men’s Basketball program for the 2013-14 season, it was announced on Thursday by Paladin head coach Niko Medved.
April 22, 2013
DeVita, Zimmerman Earn Furman Athlete Of The Year Honors At Annual Awards Banquet
Men’s soccer star Walker Zimmerman and women’s soccer standout Stephanie DeVita were named Furman Male and Female Athletes of the Year, respectively, Monday evening at the school’s ESPY style all-sports awards banquet held at Timmons Arena.
April 15, 2013
Furman To Introduce Coach Niko Medved At Tuesday Press Conference
Furman University will introduce new head men’s basketball coach Niko Medved in a press conference at the Younts Center on campus on Tuesday, April 16, at 4 p.m.
April 12, 2013
Furman Names Niko Medved As Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Niko Medved has been named Furman University’s new head men’s basketball coach, director of athletics Dr. Gary Clark announced on Friday afternoon.
March 25, 2013
Furman’s Mayes To Be Inducted Into South Carolina Athletic Hall Of Fame
Furman basketball legend Clyde Mayes will be inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in May, it was announced on Monday afternoon.
March 22, 2013
Jeff Jackson Resigns As Furman Men’s Basketball Coach
Jeff Jackson has resigned as Furman men’s basketball coach after seven seasons with the program, it was announced on Friday by Furman athletics director Dr. Gary Clark.
March 9, 2013
Appalachian State Eliminates Paladins In SoCon Quarterfinals, 74-60
Appalachian State shot 54.4% from the field and scored 33 points off 18 Furman turnovers to down the Paladins, 74-60, in quarterfinal round action at the Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Championships in Asheville, N.C., on Saturday afternoon.
March 8, 2013
Austin Lifts Furman To Upset Of Samford In SoCon First Round, 55-51
Senior Bobby Austin scored a game-high 17 points, including a pair of free throws with 10.8 seconds remaining, to lift 12th-seeded Furman to a 55-51 victory over No. 5 seed Samford in the opening round of the Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Championships on Friday afternoon at the U.S. Cellular Center.
March 4, 2013
Furman Set For Its 60th Southern Conference Tournament
The Furman men’s basketball team will begin play in its 60th Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Championship on Friday when it tangles with fifth-seeded Samford at 2 p.m. in the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, N.C.
March 2, 2013
Paladins To Face Samford In SoCon Tournament Opener
The Furman men’s basketball team will open play in the 2013 Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Championship with a 2 p.m. contest versus No. 5 seed Samford on Friday at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, N.C.
March 2, 2013
Furman Falls To College Of Charleston In Regular Season Finale, 74-50
College of Charleston erased an early deficit with a 51-12 run midway through the game en route to a 74-50 victory over Furman in the regular season finale for both teams Saturday afternoon on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena.
February 28, 2013
The Citadel Holds Off Furman, 68-57
The Citadel’s Mike Groselle tallied 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lift the Bulldogs to a 68-57 victory over Furman in Southern Conference men’s basketball action on Thursday night at McAlister Fieldhouse.
February 26, 2013
Furman Visits The Citadel, Hosts College Of Charleston To Close Regular Season
The Furman men’s basketball team finishes the 2012-13 regular season schedule this week, visiting The Citadel on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. before hosting the College of Charleston on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Timmons Arena.
February 26, 2013
Furman To Host Fantasy Basketball Camp At Timmons Arena On March 13
Furman University Men’s and Women’s Basketball Coaches, along with associates at Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, will conduct a college basketball fantasy camp on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on March 13.
February 23, 2013
Second Half Surge Lifts Georgia Southern Over Furman, 78-61
Georgia Southern held Furman without a basket for over six and half minutes midway through the second half and finished the game on a 30-11 run to top the Paladins, 78-61, in Southern Conference men’s basketball action on Saturday evening at Hanner Fieldhouse.
February 22, 2013
Paladins Go For Sweep At Georgia Southern On Saturday
The Furman men’s basketball team will try for a sweep of its regular season home-and-home series versus Georgia Southern when it travels to Statesboro, Ga., to face the Eagles at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Hanner Fieldhouse.
February 20, 2013
Defense Helps Davidson Roll Past Furman, 73-36
Davidson limited Furman to its lowest points total in almost 50 years and recorded its 18th consecutive home win over the Paladins, 73-36, in Southern Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Belk Arena.
February 18, 2013
Paladins Open Three-Game Road Swing At Davidson On Wednesday
The Furman men’s basketball team begins its final road trip of the 2012-13 season on Wednesday when it travels to Belk Arena to face the Davidson Wildcats at 7 p.m.
February 16, 2013
Samford Pulls Away From Furman, 64-53
Clide Geffrard Jr. led three Samford players in double figures as the Bulldogs pulled away from Furman to claim a 64-53 victory over the Paladins in Southern Conference men’s basketball action Saturday afternoon on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena.
February 15, 2013
Paladins Host Samford In Saturday SoCon Showdown
Furman returns home to YP.com Court at Timmons Arena to host the Samford Bulldogs in a Southern Conference men’s basketball showdown on Saturday at 4 p.m.
February 14, 2013
McGhee Leads Chattanooga Past Paladins, 83-49
Freshman Gee McGhee tallied a game-high 16 points and Chattanooga forced Furman into 20 turnovers as the Mocs topped the short-handed Paladins, 83-49, in Southern Conference men’s basketball action on Thursday night at the McKenzie Arena.
February 12, 2013
Furman Basketball Travels To Chattanooga On Thursday
The Furman men’s basketball team looks to put an end to a four-game skid when it travels to Chattanooga, Tenn., to face the Chattanooga Mocs on Thursday. Tip-off at McKenzie Arena is slated for 7 p.m.
February 11, 2013
Appalachian State Holds Off Furman, 72-66
Appalachian State built an 18-point first half lead and held off Furman in the final minutes to claim a 72-66 victory over the Paladins in Southern Conference men’s basketball action Monday evening at the Holmes Convocation Center in Boone, N.C.
February 9, 2013
Furman Falls Short Versus Elon, 64-60
Elon overcame a 12-point first half deficit and held off Furman with five free throws in the final 26 seconds to claim a 64-60 victory over the Paladins in Southern Conference men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Timmons Arena.
February 8, 2013
Reddick’s Talents Go Beyond The Hardwood
Watching Furman basketball player Charlie Reddick launch a long-range jumper is like watching an artist at work.
February 7, 2013
Simpson Shoots UNCG Past Furman, 88-65
Trevis Simpson, the Southern Conference’s leading scorer, poured in a game-high 29 points to guide UNCG to an 88-65 victory over Furman in men’s basketball action Thursday evening on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena.
February 4, 2013
Furman Bids For Season Sweep Of UNCG On Thursday
The Furman men’s basketball team goes in search of a regular season sweep of UNCG and looks to bounce back from Saturday’s loss to The Citadel when it hosts the Spartans at 7 p.m. Thursday on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena.
February 2, 2013
The Citadel Mounts Second Half Rally To Trip Paladins, 84-79
The Citadel rallied from an 18-point second half deficit by shooting 74.1% from the floor over the final 20 minutes to upend Furman, 84-79, in Southern Conference men’s basketball action Saturday afternoon on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena.
February 1, 2013
Furman Basketball Set To Host The Citadel On Saturday Afternoon
Greenville, S.C. – The Furman men’s basketball team will look to run its home winning streak to three games when it hosts The Citadel Bulldogs at 4 p.m. on Saturday on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena. The game will be televised live on CSS and will follow a 1:30 p.m. contest between the Furman women’s basketball team and Chattanooga.
January 31, 2013
Austin, Reddick Fire Furman Past Georgia Southern, 81-74
Senior Bobby Austin buried back-to-back three-pointers in the final two minutes to give Furman the lead, and junior Charlie Reddick drained all five of his three-point attempts to pace five players in double figures with 20 points as the Paladins clipped Georgia Southern, 81-74, in Southern Conference men’s basketball action on Thursday night at Timmons Arena.
January 28, 2013
Paladins Begin Homestand On Thursday Versus Georgia Southern
The Furman men’s basketball team begins a four-game homestand on Thursday night when it hosts the Georgia Southern Eagles for the first of two meetings between the schools this season. Tip=off on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena is set for 7 p.m.
January 24, 2013
Collins Carries Wofford Past Furman, 63-50
Freshman Spencer Collins scored a career-high 21 points to lead three Terriers in double figures as Wofford downed Furman, 63-50, in Southern Conference men’s basketball action on Thursday night at the Benjamin Johnson Arena.
January 21, 2013
Paladins Conclude Three-Game Road Trip Thursday At Wofford
The Furman men’s basketball team caps its three-game road trip and goes in search of a regular season series sweep of Wofford when it travels to the Benjamin Johnson Arena in Spartanburg, S.C., on Thursday. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be streamed live on ESPN3.
January 20, 2013
Furman Roars From Behind To Top UNCG, 69-61
Furman overcame a 12-point second half deficit to down UNCG, 69-61, and score its first road victory of the season in Southern Conference men’s basketball action on Sunday afternoon at the Greensboro Coliseum.
January 18, 2013
Furman Basketball Travels To UNCG On Sunday
The Furman men’s basketball team plays its second straight road contest against a Southern Conference North Division foe on Sunday when it travels to face the UNCG Spartans. Tip-off at the Greensboro Coliseum is set for 2 p.m.
January 17, 2013
Troutman Helps Elon Cruise Past Paladins, 73-59
Forward Lucas Troutman scored a team-high 18 points and Elon never trailed en route to a 73-59 victory over Furman in Southern Conference men’s basketball action on Thursday evening at Alumni Gym in snowy Elon, N.C.
January 16, 2013
Furman Opens Road Trip At Elon On Thursday
The Furman men’s basketball team will open a three-game road trip when it visits Alumni Gym in Elon, N.C., to face the Elon Phoenix on Thursday. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
January 14, 2013
Ferrara, Austin Help Furman Finish Off Wofford, 69-65
Senior Bobby Austin’s three-pointer with 17 seconds left closed the door on a Wofford comeback as Furman topped the Terriers, 69-65, in Southern Conference men’s basketball action Monday night on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena.
January 13, 2013
Furman, Wofford Renew Upstate Rivalry On Monday
The Furman men’s basketball team will look to put a six-game skid in its rear view mirror when it entertains the Wofford Terriers on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena Monday at 7 p.m.
January 12, 2013
Davidson Holds Off Paladins, 81-73
Senior Clint Mann tallied a career-high 20 points to lead four Wildcats in double figures as Davidson battled past Furman, 81-73, in Southern Conference men’s basketball action before a crowd of 2,459 Saturday on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena.
January 9, 2013
Paladins Return Home To Host Davidson On Saturday
The Furman men’s basketball team will return to YP.com Court at Timmons Arena for the first time in over a month when it plays host to the Davidson Wildcats in a 4:30 p.m. contest on Saturday.
January 5, 2013
College of Charleston Slips Past Paladins, 60-56
Andrew Lawrence keyed a 10-0 College of Charleston run in the final 2:30 as the Cougars erased a five-point deficit to down Furman, 60-56, in Southern Conference men’s basketball action before a crowd of 3,885 on Saturday afternoon at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C.
January 3, 2013
Furman, College Of Charleston Battle Saturday On ESPN3
The Furman men’s basketball team returns to Southern Conference play and caps a five-game road trip when it travels to Charleston, S.C., to face the College of Charleston Cougars on Saturday. Tip-off at TD Arena is set for 5 p.m. and the game will be streamed live on ESPN3.com.
December 30, 2012
Bernardi’s Career-High 20 Points Lifts SMU Over Furman, 72-53
Freshman Brian Bernardi came off of the bench to score a career-high 20 points and SMU scored the game’s first 13 points as the Mustangs defeated Furman, 72-53, on Sunday afternoon at Moody Coliseum.
December 27, 2012
Furman Basketball Concludes Non-Conference Slate At SMU On Sunday
The Furman men’s basketball team caps its non-conference schedule on Sunday when it travels to Dallas, Texas, to face the SMU Mustangs. Tip-off at Moody Coliseum is set for 5 p.m. ET.
December 22, 2012
First Half Run, Defense Help Jacksonville Past Furman, 65-53
Jacksonville University used an 11-0 first half run to grab the lead and held Furman to 28.6% shooting in the second half en route to a 65-53 victory over the Paladins in men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Arena.
December 20, 2012
Paladins Travel To Jacksonville On Saturday
Furman closes out its pre-Christmas men’s basketball slate on Saturday when it faces Atlantic-Sun Conference member Jacksonville University in a 3 p.m. contest at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.
December 18, 2012
Furman Basketball Falls At Wake Forest, 79-55
C.J. Harris scored a game-high 20 points to lead three Demon Deacons in double figures as Wake Forest pulled away from Furman in the second half to claim a 79-55 non-conference victory before a crowd of 6,782 on Tuesday night at Joel Coliseum.
December 17, 2012
Furman Set To Face Wake Forest In Televised Contest On Tuesday Night
The Furman men’s basketball team travels to Winston-Salem, N.C., on Tuesday to face Atlantic Coast Conference foe Wake Forest in a Fox Sports South televised contest at Lawrence Joel Coliseum.
December 15, 2012
Auburn Downs Cold-Shooting Paladins, 64-50
Chris Denson scored a game-high 17 points and Jordan Price buried all four of his three-point attempts to tally 14 points as Auburn topped Furman, 64-50, in non-conference men’s basketball action on Saturday night at Auburn Arena.
December 12, 2012
Paladins Set To Open Five-Game Road Trip At Auburn On Saturday Night
The Furman men’s basketball team will open a five-game road trip when it travels to Auburn, Ala., to face the Auburn Tigers on Saturday. Tip-off at the Auburn Arena is set for 8 p.m. ET.
December 11, 2012
Austin Honored As Southern Conference Men's Basketball Player Of The Week
Furman guard Bobby Austin has been Southern Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, it was announced by the league office on Tuesday.
December 9, 2012
Austin, Furman Shoot Past Presbyterian, 81-57
Senior Bobby Austin poured in a career-high 20 points to lead four Paladins in double figures as Furman pulled away from Presbyterian to snap a three-game skid with an 81-57 victory over the Blue Hose Sunday afternoon on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena.
December 7, 2012
Paladins Face Presbyterian On Sunday In Final 2012 Home Game
The Furman men’s basketball team plays its final home game of 2012 on Sunday when it hosts the Big South Conference’s Presbyterian College Blue Hose on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m.
December 1, 2012
Loyola Ramblers Run Away From Furman, 77-50
Devon Turk came off of the bench to score a game-high 19 points and Loyola used a 20-0 run early in the second half to top Furman, 77-50, in men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Gentile Arena in Chicago, Ill.
November 30, 2012
Paladins Visit Chicago To Face Loyola On Saturday
The Furman men’s basketball team makes its second road trip of the season on Saturday when it travels to Chicago, Ill., to face the Loyola Ramblers. The non-conference contest, set for a 3 p.m. ET tip-off at Gentile Arena, will be televised live on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
November 28, 2012
Second Half Shooting Helps Western Carolina Down Furman, 79-65
Trey Sumler poured in a game-high 24 points and Tom Tankelewicz scored all 17 of his points in the second half as Western Carolina topped Furman, 79-65, in the Southern Conference men’s basketball opener for both schools Wednesday night on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena.
November 27, 2012
Western Carolina Visits Furman For Wednesday SoCon Opener
The Furman Paladins return to YP.com Court at Timmons Arena on Wednesday night when they host the Western Carolina Catamounts in the Southern Conference men’s basketball opener for both schools. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
November 25, 2012
Mercer Surges Past Paladins, 73-46
Mercer outscored Furman 38-19 in the second half and forced 25 turnovers on the night en route to a 73-46 victory over the Paladins before a crowd of 2,272 on Sunday at Hawkins Arena in Macon, Ga.
November 24, 2012
Coach Jeff Jackson Call-In Show Set To Debut On Monday
The Coach Jeff Jackson Call-In Show will make its season debut this Monday, November 26, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Wild Wing Cafe, 15 Washington Street, in downtown Greenville, it has been announced.
November 23, 2012
Paladins Open Road Slate At Mercer On Sunday
The Furman men’s basketball team makes its first road trip of the 2012-13 season on Sunday when it travels to Macon, Ga., to face the Mercer Bears. Tip-off at Hawkins Arena is slated for 7 p.m.
November 20, 2012
Furman Basketball Adds Three During November Signing Period
Kris Acox, Christian Hairston and Adonis Rwabigwi have each signed a national letter of intent to join the Furman men’s basketball program in the fall of 2013, it was announced on Tuesday by Paladin head coach Jeff Jackson.
November 19, 2012
Furman Pulls Away From Brevard, 76-53
Senior Colin Reddick scored a career-high 17 points and added eight rebounds and four assists to lead Furman past NCAA Division II Brevard College, 76-53, in non-conference men’s basketball action Monday evening on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena.
November 18, 2012
Paladins Cap Four-Game Homestand Against Brevard On Monday
The Furman men’s basketball team caps its season-opening four-game homestand when it hosts the NCAA Division II Brevard College Tornados at 7 p.m. Monday on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena.
November 16, 2012
Clemson Goes Inside To Top Paladins, 72-55
Senior Devin Booker scored a team-high 15 points and Clemson used a 20-2 run to build a 41-24 halftime lead en route to a 72-55 victory over Furman before a crowd of 2,746 Friday evening on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena.
November 15, 2012
Furman To Host Clemson In Friday Men’s Basketball Showdown On ESPN3
The Furman men’s basketball team welcomes instate rival Clemson to YP.com Court at Timmons Arena for the first time when the Paladins and Tigers square off at 7 p.m. on Friday night in a game that will be broadcasted live on ESPN3.com.
November 13, 2012
Freshmen Help Furman Past Southern Wesleyan, 90-71
Larry Wideman netted a game-high 18 points in his second collegiate outing and fellow freshman Stephen Croone tied a school record with 14 assists to lead Furman past Southern Wesleyan, 90-71, in non-conference action on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena on Tuesday evening.
November 12, 2012
Men’s Basketball Hosts Southern Wesleyan In Second Half Of Tuesday Twinbill
The Furman men’s basketball continues its season opening homestand when it entertains NAIA member Southern Wesleyan in the second half of a Tuesday hoops doubleheader on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena. The Furman women’s team hosts High Point at 5:30 p.m. with the men’s game set for an 8 p.m. tip-off.
November 10, 2012
Columbia Downs Furman In Men’s Basketball Season Opener, 68-47
Senior Brian Barbour poured in 19 points to lead three Lions in double figures as Columbia cruised to a 68-47 victory over Furman in the season opener for both teams Saturday evening on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena.
November 9, 2012
Men’s Basketball Preview: Furman Looks To Turn Up The Tempo In 2012-13
Eight returning lettermen and a handful of talented newcomers have Furman men’s basketball coach Jeff Jackson eager to see how his seventh team comes together. He’ll get his first regular-season look Saturday when the Paladins face Columbia at 7 p.m. at Timmons Arena on campus.
November 8, 2012
Paladins Prepare To Host Columbia In Saturday Season Opener
The Furman men’s basketball team opens its 29-game regular season schedule on Saturday when it hosts Ivy League member Columbia University in a 7 p.m. contest on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena.
November 3, 2012
Reddick Brothers Lead Furman Past Limestone In Men’s Basketball Exhibition, 77-68
Twin brothers Charlie and Colin Reddick combined for 33 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and five steals to guide the Furman men’s basketball team to a 77-68 victory over NCAA Division II Limestone College in exhibition action on Saturday afternoon at Timmons Arena.
November 1, 2012
Furman Basketball Battles Limestone In Saturday Exhibition
The Furman men’s basketball team continues its preparations for the 2012-13 campaign when it hosts the NCAA Division II Limestone Saints in an exhibition game on Saturday at Timmons Arena. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m.
October 25, 2012
Furman Basketball Picked Fifth In SoCon South Division
The Furman men’s basketball team has been picked to finish fifth in the Southern Conference South Division in voting by the league’s 12 head coaches and the league’s media, it was announced on Thursday.
October 11, 2012
Paladins Open Men’s Basketball Practice On Friday
The 2012-13 Furman men’s basketball team will begin preseason practice with a 5 p.m. workout at Timmons Arena on Friday.
September 19, 2012
Brandon Sebirumbi Inks Contract With Portugal’s Sampaense
Former Furman University men’s basketball standout Brandon Sebirumbi inked a professional contract with Sampaense Basket of the Portuguese Basketball League, it was announced this week.
August 28, 2012
Men’s Basketball To Host 14th Annual Paladin Basketball Golf Classic
The Furman men’s basketball team will host its 14th Annual Paladin Basketball Golf Classic on Friday, September 14, at the Furman University Golf Club.
August 15, 2012
Furman Announces 2012-13 Men’s Basketball Schedule
The Furman men’s basketball team will play 14 home games during the 2012-13 season, highlighted a non-conference contest against instate rival Clemson at Timmons Arena, it was announced on Wednesday by Paladin head coach Jeff Jackson.