GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Larry Wideman scored 25 points and hit three 3-pointers to lead Furman past Sewanee 66-49 in the season opener for both teams Friday night.
The Paladins overcame a 7-for-27 shooting performance in the first half, hitting 46.4 percent of their shots in the second half.
Wideman scored 12 points and hit a trio of 3-pointers to fuel a 23-6 run for Furman to open the second half, extending the lead to 48-27 after leading by four at half.
Sewanee, which shot 32 percent from the field, cut the deficit to 12 with just under two minutes remaining, but couldn't pull closer.
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