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Bradford, ETSU beat Furman, advance to SoCon tourney finals

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Desonta Bradford had 20 points and eight rebounds and freshman Mladen Armus had his first double-double to help East Tennessee State beat Furman 63-52 on Sunday night in the Southern Conference Tournament semifinals.

The second-seeded Buccaneers (25-8) will play No. 1 seed UNC Greensboro in the championship game Monday. ETSU beat the Spartans 79-74 for the conference tournament title last season.

Armus finished with 10 points and a season-high 12 rebounds and Devontavius Payne scored 12 points for the Bucs.

No. 3 seed Furman (23-10) had its seven-game win streak snapped.

The Paladins missed 10 of their first 11 field-goal attempts and Bradford hit a jumper to cap a 16-5 spurt that gave ETSU a 10-point lead. After Clay Mounce made back-to-back layups to pull the Paladins within six, Armus converted a 3-point play and threw down a dunk to spark a 12-3 run that make it 32-17 and the Bucs led by double figures the rest of the way.

Jordan Lyons led Furman with 17 points.

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Key Players
M. Rafferty
D. Bradford
32.3 Min. Per Game 32.3
15.2 Pts. Per Game 15.2
3.6 Ast. Per Game 3.6
5.9 Reb. Per Game 5.9
61.0 Field Goal % 47.6
33.3 Three Point % 31.7
71.4 Free Throw % 74.4
+ 2 Daniel Fowler made driving layup 17.0
  Offensive rebound by Daniel Fowler 22.0
  Clay Mounce missed 3-pt. jump shot 24.0
  Defensive rebound by Alex Hunter 29.0
  Jalan McCloud missed layup 31.0
+ 2 John Davis III made turnaround jump shot 1:02
  Defensive rebound by John Davis III 1:18
  Devontavius Payne missed free throw 1:18
  Personal foul on Daniel Fowler 1:18
  Defensive rebound by Jalan McCloud 1:38
  Clay Mounce missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:40
Team Stats
Points 52 63
Field Goals 19-60 (31.7%) 26-56 (46.4%)
3-Pointers 4-26 (15.4%) 6-16 (37.5%)
Free Throws 10-15 (66.7%) 5-14 (35.7%)
Total Rebounds 38 41
Offensive 8 9
Defensive 25 28
Team 5 4
Assists 5 13
Steals 7 8
Blocks 3 9
Turnovers 12 12
Fouls 13 14
Technicals 0 1
17 PTS, 1 REB
20 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo Furman 23-10 193352
home team logo ETSU 25-8 323163
Team Stats
away team logo Furman 23-10 78.5 PPG 39.7 RPG 16.2 APG
home team logo ETSU 25-8 80.0 PPG 43.6 RPG 16.2 APG
Key Players
23
J. Lyons G 16.3 PPG 2.0 RPG 2.4 APG 39.3 FG%
00
D. Bradford G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
J. Lyons G 17 PTS 1 REB 0 AST
D. Bradford G 20 PTS 8 REB 2 AST
31.7 FG% 46.4
15.4 3PT FG% 37.5
66.7 FT% 35.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Lyons 17 1 0 5/13 2/8 5/6 2 26 1 0 3 0 1
D. Fowler 9 3 1 3/11 1/4 2/2 3 31 0 1 1 2 1
M. Rafferty 8 4 1 3/6 0/1 2/4 2 27 1 1 0 2 2
J. Davis III 4 6 1 2/5 0/1 0/0 1 20 0 0 2 0 6
A. Brown 2 4 1 1/5 0/4 0/0 0 29 2 0 3 0 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Lyons 17 1 0 5/13 2/8 5/6 2 26 1 0 3 0 1
D. Fowler 9 3 1 3/11 1/4 2/2 3 31 0 1 1 2 1
M. Rafferty 8 4 1 3/6 0/1 2/4 2 27 1 1 0 2 2
J. Davis III 4 6 1 2/5 0/1 0/0 1 20 0 0 2 0 6
A. Brown 2 4 1 1/5 0/4 0/0 0 29 2 0 3 0 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Mounce 5 5 1 2/5 0/2 1/2 2 21 2 1 0 2 3
G. Beans 3 2 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 7 0 0 0 0 2
D. Sibley 2 3 0 1/6 0/3 0/1 1 15 1 0 0 0 3
J. Williams 2 2 0 1/4 0/0 0/0 1 7 0 0 1 1 1
A. Hunter 0 3 0 0/3 0/1 0/0 1 17 0 0 2 1 2
J. Jean - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Schuck - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Clark - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Gurley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Stavroff - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 52 33 5 19/60 4/26 10/15 13 200 7 3 12 8 25
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Bradford 20 8 2 9/20 2/5 0/3 1 37 4 0 1 3 5
M. Armus 10 12 0 4/5 0/0 2/5 1 25 0 2 0 5 7
J. McCloud 9 3 3 3/12 1/3 2/3 1 29 0 0 4 0 3
B. Hodges 6 0 4 3/6 0/1 0/0 4 24 2 1 2 0 0
D. Burrell 2 3 1 1/3 0/1 0/0 2 25 1 3 1 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Bradford 20 8 2 9/20 2/5 0/3 1 37 4 0 1 3 5
M. Armus 10 12 0 4/5 0/0 2/5 1 25 0 2 0 5 7
J. McCloud 9 3 3 3/12 1/3 2/3 1 29 0 0 4 0 3
B. Hodges 6 0 4 3/6 0/1 0/0 4 24 2 1 2 0 0
D. Burrell 2 3 1 1/3 0/1 0/0 2 25 1 3 1 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Payne 12 7 1 4/7 3/6 1/3 1 30 1 2 2 0 7
P. Jurkin 2 3 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 2 12 0 0 0 0 3
J. Long 2 1 2 1/1 0/0 0/0 2 18 0 1 2 1 0
K. Obi-Rapu - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Overstreet - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Reppart - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Harrison - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 63 37 13 26/56 6/16 5/14 14 200 8 9 12 9 28