Bothwell’s layup lifts Furman over Wofford 67-66

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Mike Bothwell scored 18 points, including a game-winning layup with 12 seconds left, and Furman came from behind to beat Wofford 67-66 on Saturday.

Trailing 33-26 at halftime, the Paladins (23-6, 13-3 Southern Conference) tied it at 61 on Jalen Slawson’s free throw with 2:51 to go and led 65-61 on Slawson’s dunk and Bothwell’s layup.

Wofford’s Storm Murphy hit a jumper and a 3-pointer for a 66-65 lead before Bothwell’s game-winner. Wofford’s Nathan Hoover missed a 3 at the buzzer.

Noah Gurley scored 22 points with seven rebounds and Jordan Lyons scored 10 points for the Paladins, who earned their sixth consecutive home victory.

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Chevez Goodwin scored 15 points with 11 rebounds and Murphy scored 17 with five assists for the Terriers (16-13, 8-8), who have lost five straight. Nathan Hoover added 15 points and six rebounds.

The Paladins evened the season series against the Terriers with the win. Wofford defeated Furman 66-52 on Jan. 17. Furman matches up against UNC Greensboro on the road on Wednesday. Wofford plays East Tennessee State at home on Wednesday.

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