LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Jordan Lyons had a season-high 40 points, making 10 of 12 3-pointers, as Furman defeated VMI 89-73 on Wednesday.
Lyons became the first Paladin to score 40 points since Stephen Croone in an 86-63 win over Liberty on Dec. 20, 2013. Lyons is also the first player since Darrell Floyd (1953-57) with two career 40-point games for Furman.
Jalen Slawson had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Furman (12-3, 2-0 Southern Conference), which won its fifth consecutive game. Clay Mounce added 13 points, and Noah Gurley had 10 points.
Sean Conway had 15 points and five steals for the Keydets (5-10, 0-2). Garrett Gilkeson added 12 points. Kamdyn Curfman, whose 12 points per game coming into the matchup ranked second on the Keydets, was held to six points.
Furman matches up against East Tennessee State at home on Saturday. VMI plays Samford at home on Saturday.
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