GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP)Mike Bothwell had 18 points to lead five Furman players in double figures as the Paladins easily beat Samford 81-49 on Wednesday night.

Joe Anderson added 14 points for the Paladins (9-5). Jalen Slawson chipped in 12, Conley Garrison scored 11 and Alex Hunter had 10. Slawson also had 10 rebounds and five assists.

Both teams were playing their first Southern Conference game of the season.

Furman dominated the first half and led 48-21 at halftime. The Bulldogs’ 21 points in the first half were their season low.

Jaden Campbell had 15 points for the Bulldogs (10-3), whose four-game winning streak ended. Wesley Cardet Jr. added seven rebounds. Jaron Rillie had six rebounds.

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