ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Daniel Fowler scored 18 points and No. 3 seed Furman routed sixth-seeded Western Carolina 97-73 on Saturday night in a Southern Conference quarterfinal.
Furman (23-9) will play second-seeded East Tennessee State in a Sunday semifinal.
Furman used a 14-3 run, capped by back-to-back dunks from Clay Mounce, to build a double-digit lead midway through the first half. The Paladins stretched the lead to 21 points four minutes later. Lyons and Alex Hunter made consecutive 3-pointers to end the spurt. Western Carolina cut the deficit to 64-51 but didn't get closer.