No. 1 Furman takes down Chattanooga to win SoCon Championship title
GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - No. 1 seed Furman University men’s basketball beat Chattanooga 74-83 Monday night to win the Southern Conference (SoCon) Championship title and punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament.
The Paladins lead for most of the game Monday night before pulling away toward the end of the second half.
This place is rocking! @FurmanHoops is up 81-69 with 1:18 remaining in the SOCON Championship pic.twitter.com/xaXCD7YfWK— Beth Hoole (@bethhooleVNL) March 7, 2023
The game was held in Asheville, but many fans made the trip up to North Carolina to watch Furman’s big victory.
Furman fans are doing their best to help cheer their team on to a SoCon Championship.— Beth Hoole (@bethhooleVNL) March 7, 2023
Furman lead was back up to as many as 12 but Chattanooga has pulled back within 6 with back-to-back 3’s. They have 8, three this half.
There is 5:18 remaining here in Asheville. pic.twitter.com/rRoQOKNer5
Jalen Slawson lead the team with 20 points. This will be Furman’s first trip to the NCAA tournament since 1980
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