FURMAN AT THE CITADEL
WHEN: 7:05 p.m. WHERE: McAlister Field House
RECORDS: Furman 6-12, 0-5; The Citadel 4-15, 0-4.
NOTES: The Citadel has lost seven straight and 11 of 12 after a 69-65 OT loss at UNC Greensboro on Thursday … Two of the Bulldogs’ last three losses have come in overtime … The Citadel has owned second-half leads of 12, 11 and 14 points in SoCon losses to Chattanooga, Wofford and UNCG … In four SoCon games, The Citadel bench has been outscored by 70-26 … Somehow, The Citadel is No. 1 in the SoCon in league play in field-goal percentage defense (allowing foes to shoot 41.8 percent) and last in scoring defense (allowing foes to score 76 ppg) … This is because the Bulldogs play at a relatively quick pace (faster than the D-I average), are getting beat on the boards (-6.2 rebounding margin, last in the league) and turn it over too much (-4.5 turnover margin, last in the SoCon) … In four SoCon games, the Bulldogs is averaging 55.5 shots to 64 for the opposition … Furman has lost four straight, the last an 88-81 OT defeat at Georgia Southern … G Stephen Croone, a 6-0 sophomore, is averaging 19.9 points and 3.6 assists per game … Larry Wideman, a 6-4 sophomore, is at 10.9 ppg and Kendrec Ferrara, a 6-9 sophomore, averages 10.1 points for first-year coach Niko Medved … kenpom.com predicts a 70-69 victory for No. 336 The Citadel over No. 320 Furman.