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Rafferty, Lyons help Furman beat UNC Asheville 65-51

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Matt Rafferty had 20 points, 11 rebounds and five assists and Jordan Lyons scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, to help Furman beat UNC Asheville 65-51 on Sunday.

Furman (7-0) is off to the best start in program history, including wins over Loyola-Chicago - a 2018 Final Four team - and then-No. 8 Villanova. The Paladins have won 14 of their last 15 games dating to last season.

Lyons scored seven points and Rafferty added six during a 20-6 run over the final nine-plus minutes of the first half that gave Furman a 38-22 lead at the break. Coty Jude and Cress Worthy hit back-to-back 3s to open the second half and trim the deficit to 10 points but the Bulldogs got no closer. Lyons answered with a 3-pointer and a layup before Noah Gurley converted a 3-point play to make it 46-28 and a layup by Tre Clark pushed the lead to 20 with 13 minutes to go.

Tajion Jones led UNC Asheville (1-5) with 14 points and Worthy scored 10. The Bulldogs, who won 21 games before a first-round loss in the NIT last season, have lost five in a row following a season-opening win over NAIA St. Andrews.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Furman 7-0 382765
home team logo UNC-Asheville 1-5 222951
Team Stats
away team logo Furman 7-0 77.6 PPG 38.8 RPG 15.9 APG
home team logo UNC-Asheville 1-5 59.9 PPG 32.4 RPG 10.7 APG
Key Players
32
M. Rafferty 17.5 PPG 9.0 RPG 4.3 APG 61.5 FG%
20
D. Baker 16.1 PPG 2.7 RPG 3.0 APG 39.7 FG%
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PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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