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Furman could be in for long night at Rupp
'Cats look to vent frustration of 150-95 loss to Kansas
LOCATION: Greenville, SC. FOUNDED: 1826 ENROLLMENT: 2,500 NICKNAME: Paladins MASCOT: Knight on a White Horse COLORS: Purple & White CONFERENCE: Southern LETTERMEN LOST: 3 LETTERMEN RETURNING: 12 STARTERS LOST: 3 STARTERS RETURNING: 2 SERIES RECORD: First meeting 1988-89 RECORDS: 17-12, 9-5 POSTSEASON PLAY: none HEAD COACH: Butch Estes
SF Tracy Garrick (10.0 ppg., 2.8 rpg.) PF Bruce Evans (16.6 ppg., 5.6 rpg.) C Brent Williams (3.6 ppg., 4.0 rpg.) PG Hal Henderson (10.8 ppg., 3.2 rpg.) 2G Chris Bass (13.2 ppg., 1.5 rpg.)
'scoring and rebounding averages through first live games
After playing curly-season road games with No. 14 Indiana and No. 2 Kansas, and before entering back-to-back games at home with North Carolina and Louisville, two teams ranked in the Top Ten. Rick Pitino's Wildcats get a three-game break from their otherwise murderous schedule.
First of the three sotties to enter Rupp Arena before the Christmas holidays is Furmana Southern Conference school that owned a 2-3 record before a road trip to Honolulu that included games with Hawaii and Chaminade followed by the UKIT field, including Portland. Cincinnati and SW Louisiana.
The Paladins from Greenville, S.C.. finished a surprising second in the Southern Conference in '89 and posted their third-straight winning season (17-12). but still figure to be no match for Kentucky, which should be out for blood after being embarrassed 150-95 at Kansas.
Furman started its season with a 78-59 win over Presbyterian College, avenging a 15-point loss from last season, but then lost three in a row92-86 at Dayton. 84-63 at home to Michigan State and 78-77 at Winthrop Collegebefore topping Erskine College 80-73 at home prior to the Hawaii trip.
Kentucky matches up extremely well with Furman, enjoying rare advantages in both size and experience. The Paladins' start three sophomores and two juniors, and have just two regulars taller than 6-foot-5.
Furman's backcourt is led by 6-3 junior Chris Bassnow at guard on a full-time basis after playing some small forward last seasonwhose 13.2 scoring average is second on the club. Bass is joined by point guard Hal Henderson (6-0, So.. 10.8 ppg.). a member of the conference's All-Freshman team last year.
Furman also has a pair of double-figure scorers at forward. Bruce Evans, a 6-7 power forward who was the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year in '89, leads the club with 16.6 ppg. and 5.6 rpg. His partner at forward is 6-5 Tracy Garrick. averaging 10.0 ppg. and 2.8 rpg., a junior who was injured much of last season.
The Paladins are thin in the middle, being forced to start 6-7 sophomore Brent Williams at center. After averaging 3.1 ppg. and 2.3 rpg. in part-time duty last season. Williams has improved those numbers to just 3.6 ppg. and 4.0 rpg. thisT^^^jjjSKs^^
After dropping a 150-95 decision at Kansas Dec. 9, Kentucky has 10 days to get ready for Furman. The Paladins, on the other hand, have a five-day break after returning from Hawaii Dec. 14.
This will be the first meeting between the two schools.
Kentucky is 24-2 against Southern Conference teams, losing both two VMI, 32-18 in 1914 and 37-32 in 1922.
Kentucky is 19-4 against teams from the state of South Carolina.
Kentucky enters the contest averaging 90.6 points per game and, after seeing Kansas score an opponent-record 150, giving up 93.2 points per game. Prior to its trip to Hawaii, Furman was averaging 76.8 points per game and giving up 75.2 points per game.
Coach Butch Estes
1989-90 FURMAN ROSTER
No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. CI. Hometown (High School/JC)
3 David Stamey G 6-3 180 So. Statesville, N.C. (West Iredel!)
5 Chris Bass G-F 6-3 190 Jr. Dayton, Ohio (Chaminade-Julienne)
15 Tracy Garrick F 6-5 195 Jr. Hopkins, S.C. (Lower Richland)
20 Neel Garrison G 6-1 175 Sr. Morganton, N.C. (Freedom)
22 Bruce Evans F 6-7 190 So. Simpsonville, S.C. (Hillcrest)
23 Hal Henderson G 6-0 165 So. Simpsonville, S.C. (Hillcrest)
30 Mark Linkesh F 6-5 213 Sr. Weirton, W.Va. (Weir)
31 Tom O'Donnell F 6-7 200 Jr. Carrollton, Ohio (High)
32 Tim Vorel C 6-8 228 Jr. Waynesboro, Va. (Fork Union)
35 Derek Waugh F 6-7 220 Fr. Atlanta, Ga. (Marist)
40 Brian Edwards C 6-9 210 Fr. Wilmington, N.C. (New Hanover)
42 Jerry Crosby F 6-7 217 Sr. Crestwood, Ky. (Oldham Co.)
44 Dean Smith F 6-8 225 Sr. Charleston, S.C. (Bishop England)
51 Brent Williams C 6-7 215 So. Dunwoody, Ga. (High)
52 Steven Hines F 6-5 190 Fr. Marietta, Ga. (Walton.)
68 at Michigan State 89
64 CLEMSON 79
71 at South Carolina State 69
68 LANDER COLLEGE 56
97 NEWBERRY COLLEGE 82
56 at Nebraska 69
74 WINTHROP COLLEGE (OT) 68
71 Stanford (Music City Invitational) 88
63 Colgate (Music City Invitational) 61
56 at Marquette 78
76 The Citadel 80
90 EAST TENNESSEE 86
69 APPALACHIAN STATE 61
82 at VMI (3CT) 82
77 at Marshall 69
68 WESTERN CAROLINA 80
76 UT-CHATTANOOGA 74
87 WOFFORD COLLEGE 76
61 at The Citadel 60
85 PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE 100
95 AUGUSTA COLLEGE 72
75 at Appalachian State 71
81 at East Tennessee 83
62 at UT-Chattanooga 79
94 MARSHALL 86
97 VMI 71
70 at Western Carolina 65
81 VMI (Southern Conf. tourney) 73
68 Marshall (Southern Conf. tourney) 68
? Home games in ALL CAPITALS
78 PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE 59
86 at Dayton 92
63 MICHIGAN STATE 84
77 at Winthrop College 78
80 ERSKINE COLLEGE 63
Dec. 12 at Hawaii
Dec. 14 at Chaminade
Dec. 19 at Kentucky
Dec. 23 VILLANOVA
Dec. 30 SOUTH CAROLINA STATE
Jan. 2 at Maine
Jan. 6 THE CITADEL
Jan. 11 at Davidson
Jan. 13 at East Tennessee
Jan. 18 WOFFORD COLLEGE
Jan. 20 VMI
Jan. 22 MARSHALL
Jan. 27 at Western Carolina
Jan. 29 at UT-Chattanooga
Feb. 3 at The Citadel
Feb. 8 DAVIDSON
Feb. 10 APPALACHIAN STATE
Feb. 12 EAST TENNESSEE
Feb. 14 at Clemson
Feb. 17 at Marshall
Feb. 19 at VMI
Feb. 24 UT-CHATTANOOGA
Feb. 26 WESTERN CAROLINA
Mar. 2-4 Southern Conference Tourney
Home games in ALL CAPITALS