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23 > Image 23 of The Cats' Pause, December 16, 1989

Part of The Cats' Pause

&7i& (ja/s' IdSauae UK OPPONENT SCOUTING REPORT Furman Paladins Furman could be in for long night at Rupp Chris Bass '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 PROBABLE STARTERS* 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^^ kentucky-furman notes: 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. Bruce Evans F 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.) '88 results 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 arts '90 schedule/results 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