Columbia 37 31 68
Furman 17 30 47
Date of game: 11/10/2012

Recap: Furman vs. Columbia

Greenville, SC (Sports Network) - Brian Barbour scored 19 points, handed out eight assists and collected six rebounds as the Columbia Lions rolled over the Furman Paladins 68-47 in a season opener at Timmons Arena.

Joining Barbour in double figures for Columbia (1-0) was Steve Frankoski (16) and Alex Rosenberg (14). Rosenberg also led the team with eight rebounds.

Colin Reddick scored 11 points for Furman (0-1) and was the only player in double figures.

Columbia dominated in the first half and led 37-17 at the break. The Lions shot an even 50 percent from the floor in the period while limiting Furman to just 24.1 percent. The Lions also outscored Furman 12-3 from the three-point line in the first half.

In the second half Furman held a 12-5 advantage on points from the free throw line but still struggled from the floor (39.1 percent). Columbia slowed slightly to 47.8 percent shooting over the final 20 minutes.

Columbia had a 37-33 edge in rebounds and outscored Furman 30-20 on points in the paint.

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