GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP)Jalen Slawson scored 17 points and Furman beat Western Carolina 93-59 on Saturday.
Slawson added eight rebounds for the Paladins (21-6, 12-2 Southern Conference). Marcus Foster added 17 points while shooting 7 for 12, including 3 for 4 from beyond the arc, and had seven rebounds. Mike Bothwell shot 6 of 11 from the field and 4 for 5 from the line to finish with 16 points. The Paladins picked up their eighth straight win.
Tre Jackson led the way for the Catamounts (14-13, 7-7) with 27 points. DJ Campbell added 12 points for Western Carolina. In addition, Vonterius Woolbright finished with eight points and eight rebounds.
The score was 41-31 at halftime, with Slawson racking up nine points. The Paladins pulled away with a 17-0 run in the second half to extend their lead to 25 points. They outscored Western Carolina by 24 points in the final half, as Foster led the way with a team-high 12 second-half points.
The Paladins remain tied for first place with Samford, one half game ahead of UNC Greensboro.
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