GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Noah Gurley scored 13 points, including six-straight down the stretch and Furman handed Western Carolina its first Southern Conference loss 83-79 on Wednesday night.
Gurley broke a tie with a layup at the 4:12 mark, his jumper made it 73-69 and he followed with two free throws at 2:18. In that stretch the Catamounts, the last unbeaten team in the league, missed two shots and had a turnover
Alex Hunter made four free throws in the final 30 seconds to offset a couple 3-pointers.
Carlos Dotson scored 21 points on 10 of 14 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds for Western Carolina (12-5, 4-1). Matt Halvorsen and Onno Steger scored 14 points apiece and Faulker had 12 points and 10 assists.
The Catamounts, who had a five-game winning streak end, was off to its best start in 20 years.
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