By Associated Press - Saturday, January 4, 2020

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Jordan Lyons sank four 3-pointers for 14 points, Noah Gurley added 10 points with 12 rebounds and Furman defeated East Tennessee State 65-56 Saturday in a matchup of Southern Conference leaders.

Each team had come in riding a five-game win streak and unbeaten in Southern Conference play but it was the Paladins who seized control after a 13-0 run late in the first half. Lyons kicked off the four-minute surge with a 3-pointer and added another before Jalen Slawson capped the rally with a 3 and a 27-20 Furman lead 3:46 before halftime.

The Paladins (13-3, 3-0) led the rest of the way.

Clay Mounce added 10 points, Tre Clark scored 10 with seven rebounds and Alex Hunter had seven point with seven assists for Furman, which had 17 assists on 24 field goals.

Bo Hodges had 12 points for the Buccaneers (13-3, 2-1), whose five-game win streak was broken.

Tray Boyd III, whose 14 points per game entering the matchup led the Buccaneers, was held to 5 points (2 of 10) in 18 minutes.

Furman faces Chattanooga on the road on Wednesday. East Tennessee State matches up against UNC Greensboro on the road on Wednesday.


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