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Falden, Jones Jr. lift Winthrop past Furman 87-71

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- — Charles Falden scored 18 points as Winthrop defeated Furman 87-71 on Saturday, building a 20-point lead by halftime.

Russell Jones Jr. added 12 points for the Eagles, and Jamal King chipped in 11 points. Adonis Arms had 11 points for Winthrop (5-0) and Chandler Vaudrin added seven points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

Furman was coming off a near-upset of Alabama (83-80) but was never able to get traction Saturday as the Eagles led 56-36 at halftime, shooting 65.5% (19 of 29) while holding the Paladins to 34.5% (10 of 29).

Mike Bothwell had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Paladins (5-3). Noah Gurley added 14 points and seven rebounds. Garrett Hien had 12 points.

Clay Mounce, who was second on the Paladins in scoring coming into the matchup with 17 points was

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