Scores

Final

Liberty 83

(5-7, 0-5 away)

Furman 86

(5-6, 4-2 home)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, December 20, 2013

    Timmons Arena, Greenville, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    LIB 32 5183
    FUR 43 4386

    Top Performers

    Liberty: A. Burrus 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Furman: S. Croone 40 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Furman hangs on for 86-83 win over Liberty

    Associated Press

    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Stephen Croone scored 40 points and grabbed 11 rebounds -- both career-highs -- as Furman nearly blew a 24-point lead, holding on for an 86-83 win over Liberty.

    Furman (5-6) scored 15 straight second-half points to extend its lead to 66-42 with 12:26 to play. But Liberty (5-7) later had a run of its own, scoring 10 straight points to cut it to 70-61 with 6:24 remaining.

    Antwan Burrus hit a jumper with 39 seconds left to bring Liberty within two at 85-83. Furman then ran down the clock on its ensuing possession, missing a jumper with three seconds to play. Tomasz Gielo got the rebound for Liberty but turned the ball over.

    Croone became the first Furman player since 1972 to score 40 in a game. Croone shot 11 of 16 from the field and was 5 of 7 from beyond the arc.

    Antwan Burrus scored 19 for Liberty.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LIB
    FUR
    Points 83 86
    FG Made-Attempted 28-62 (.452) 27-48 (.563)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-21 (.429) 10-19 (.526)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-27 (.667) 22-37 (.595)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 24 (0/0)

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