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vs. Cit 
W 92-63
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vs. Mercer 
W 69-65
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@ Furman 
L 64-80
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vs. HouBap 
W 69-65
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@ Ohio 
L 67-72
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Furman advances with 80-64 win over UNC Greensboro

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Stephen Croone and Devin Sibley each scored 20 points as No. 3 seed Furman defeated UNC Greensboro 80-64 Saturday night in a quarterfinal game of the Southern Conference tournament.

Furman (18-14) advances to play second seed East Tennessee State in a semifinal game on Sunday. Sibley made a layup with 7:37 to before halftime to give Furman a 26-12 lead, but the Spartans closed the half outscoring the Paladins 17-10.

Furman, however, started the second half with a Croone 3 and a layup, Sibley hit a jumper as did Kris Acox and the lead went to 13. Asad Lamot hit a 3 and the Spartans drew to within six with 7:36 to play, but Furman used a 9-2 spurt to put the lead back to 13 with 4:23 left.

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Leaders
Points: F. Alonso13.0
Rebounds: R. White6.9
Assists: D. Baldwin5.0
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: D. Baldwin66.2%
3P%: F. Alonso39.5%
Steals: D. Baldwin1.5
Blocks: R. White1.0
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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Southern Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Chattanooga 15-3 29-6
East Tennessee State 14-4 24-12
Furman 11-7 19-16
Wofford 11-7 15-17
Western Carolina 10-8 16-18
UNCG 10-8 15-19
Mercer 8-10 19-15
Samford 4-14 14-19
VMI 4-14 9-21
Citadel 3-15 10-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 72.6 (187)
Rebounds: 9.5 (272)
Assists: 12.9 (206)
FG%: 44.6% (149)
FT%: 67.9% (256)
3P%: 36.3% (107)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 73.4 (220)
Rebounds: 24.9 (207)
Assists: 13.6 (210)
FG%: 43.8% (198)
FT%: 74.9% (346)
3P%: 37.0% (307)
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