Furman coasts to 78-67 win over Northeastern in final game of PK80 Invitational

By: Matt MacCormack

Nashville, TN — The Furman men’s basketball team has four seniors — quadruple the number on Northeastern’s roster. That advantage was on full display Saturday afternoon, as the Huskies fell, 78-67 at Municipal Auditorium in the final leg of the PK 80 Invitational. 

Reigning Southern Conference Player of the Year Devin Sibley scored 22 points and added 10 rebounds as the experienced Paladins (4-2) handed the Husky pups their fourth straight loss. Redshirt junior Vasa Pusica scored 17 points to lead the Huskies (2-4) in scoring for the second straight game. 

“We ran into a team that’s kind of experienced,” said head coach Bill Coen after the game.

“[Furman] knows how to win. That’s what we’re figuring out as a young team.”

Sophomore Shawn Occeus (15 pts, 5 rebounds) drew his first start of the season, replacing classmate Max Boursiquot in the starting five. Junior Jeremy Miller posted a season-high 9 points in 12 minutes off the bench. 

The Paladins entered the second half with a 45-32 lead, and the Huskies never drew closer than eight points. Furman dominated in the interior, pulling down 14 offensive rebounds to the tune of 15 second chance points. 

The Huskies will head home for a matchup with Harvard on Thursday night at 7 p.m. As always, head to http://www.wrbbsports.com/listen-live/ for our call. 

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