BOONE, N.C. -- Nathan Healy finished with a double-double, 14 points and 12 rebounds, to lift Appalachian State over Furman 72-66 Monday night in Southern Conference play.
Trailing 64-60 at the 2:30 mark, Larry Wideman made a 3-pointer for Furman (6-17, 3-9) to cut the lead to one, 64-63 with 1:31 left to play. That was the closest the Paladins would get.
Canty converted a three-point play for the Mountaineers on the ensuing possession to extend the lead to 67-63 with 1:07 remaining.
Appalachian state made 5 of its last 6 free throws to close out Furman.
The Mountaineers led by as many as 18 points, while the Paladins never led.
Furman, which has lost four in a row, was led by Stephen Croone with 20 points.
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Oklahoma basketball coach Lon Kruger has hired Carlin Hartman as an assistant.
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