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Upstate Rival Wofford Visits Furman For Purple-White Game On Saturday Afternoon

Geoff Beans
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Furman vs. Wofford Game Notes

Greenville, S.C. -- Head coach Niko Medved's Furman Paladins will host Wofford on Saturday at 4 p.m. in a key Southern Conference men's basketball tilt at Timmons Arena as part of Purple-White Day.

All Furman students in attendance to cheer on the Paladins will receive free pizza and a free t-shirt. The game will be streamed live on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. It can also be heard on the Furman IMG Radio Network at WGOG 101.7FM and FoxSports 1440AM, as well as, on your mobile device through the TuneIn Radio app. Links for the video stream, radio broadcast and live statistics will be posted at FurmanPaladins.com.

Furman enters the contest at 9-10 overall and 3-3 in SoCon play. The Paladins have posted a 7-1 record at Timmons Arena this season and have won four straight home contests.

Senior Stephen Croone leads the Paladins averaging 16.4 points per game, including 21 per game in six SoCon outings. Last year's SoCon Freshman of the Year Devin Sibley is averaging 9.6 points per game, while freshman Matt Rafferty has added 8.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.

Saturday's game marks the 137th all-time meeting between the Paladins and Terriers with Furman holding an 83-53 series lead.  The Terriers, however, have won the last six meetings, including a 67-64 decision in last season's SoCon Tournament final on March 9, in Asheville, N.C.

Wofford comes to Greenville with an 8-11 overall record and 4-2 SoCon mark. Senior Spencer Collins has paced the Terriers averaging 15.5 points per game.

Tickets for Saturday's SoCon showdown can be purchased online at FurmanPaladins.com or by visiting the Timmons Arena Box Office.

NOTES: The Coach Niko Medved Show, which usually airs on Monday nights, will air on Tuesday, January 26, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Shortfield's Restaurant in Travelers Rest, S.C., because of Furman's game on Monday at VMI. Medved announced this week that forward Isaiah Watkins has left the Furman basketball program due to medical issues but will remain enrolled in school.  The Paladins also added Brandeis University transfer Brady Schuck to the roster as a walk-on this week. A Charleston, S.C., native, Schuck was a standout at James Island High School before joining NCAA Division III Brandeis last semester.  

Jordan Caskey, Furman Sports Information