CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP)Tre Jackson scored 17 points as Western Carolina beat Furman 79-67 on Saturday night.

Jackson shot 6 for 10, including 5 for 9 from beyond the arc for the Catamounts (8-7, 1-1 Southern Conference). Russell Jones added 15 points while shooting 6 for 13, including 1 for 4 from beyond the arc, and he also had three steals. Vonterius Woolbright shot 4 of 7 from the field and 6 for 7 from the line to finish with 14 points. Bernard Pelote had 14 on 6-of-9 shooting.

Garrett Hien led the Paladins (10-5, 1-1) in scoring, finishing with 20 points. Mike Bothwell added 18 points for Furman. In addition, Jalen Slawson had 16 points and seven rebounds.

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Both teams next play Wednesday. Western Carolina visits East Tennessee State while Furman hosts Citadel.

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