Presbyterian Turns Back Furman In Thriller

Associated Press

CLINTON, S.C. (AP) – Freshman Jo’Vontae Millner scored 17 points, Reggie Dillard added 10 points including the game winner, and Presbyterian College beat Furman 73-71 Friday night in the opener for both teams.

Devin Sibley missed a 3-pointer as time expired for the Paladins. Sibley led all scorers with 26 points shooting 9-for-17 from the floor.

With Presbyterian College leading 71-69 with 11 seconds to go, John Davis III stole the ball from Millner and was fouled by Davon Bell. Davis sank two free throws to tie it.

Bell made a layup with 43 seconds to play to give the Blue Hose a 71-69 lead.

Furman had the largest second-half lead of either team when Geoff Beans hit a 3 with 51 seconds gone after the break to make it 41-34. JC Younger then hit two 3s and a jumper in less than a two-minute span to give the Blue Hose a 1-point lead.

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