|Jalen Slawson had 22 points in Furman's 69-65 loss at
The Citadel Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Furman
Furman's trip to rival The Citadel Wednesday was a classic case of two teams going in opposite directions. At the time, nobody had more consecutive wins in the Southern Conference than the Paladins' eight while nobody had more consecutive losses than the Bulldogs' five.
Over the course of Wednesday's game, it was difficult to tell which team was on what streak. Coming off a six-point loss at first-place Samford, Citadel outworked, outsmarted and outplayed first-place Furman to earn a 69-65 win. While those main two streaks ended Wednesday, so did the Paladins' six-game road winning streak this season and nine-game winning streak in the series.
In avenging their 97-72 loss in Greenville earlier this season, the Bulldogs used a classic Furman formula to get the win:
- Shut down the opposing team's leading scorer
- Force turnovers
- Dominate in points off turnovers