Cooks had 13 points in the first half when Furman shot 57 percent (21 of 37) and raced to a 52-32 lead. A 13-2 run, with six different players scoring, had the Eagles up 19-7 barely seven minutes into the game. Furman only made 2 of its first 10 shots.
Furman made six straight free throws to end an early 9-1 surge in the second half but that only cut the deficit to 16 and the Paladins never challenged, shooting only 37 percent for the game (22 of 60) and going 5 of 24 behind the arc.
Jim Calhoun: Never 'knowingly treated any woman unfairly because of her gender'
Jim Calhoun, responding to allegations of sexual discrimination by a former associate AD at the University of Saint Joseph, told the Hartford Courant in a statement Saturday that he "at no time, knowingly treated any woman unfairly because of her gender."
Blue and White fill Rupp Arena for Big Blue Madness
Giving their fans a sneak peek in what to expect this upcoming season, the Wildcats hit the hardcourt for their annual event.
Second-year coaches -- who's ascending, who's stagnating
The rookies in charge will get a lot of the preseason attention, but it's the second season that could make or break the tenure of these coaches.