GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Noah Gurley had a career-high 29 points on 11-of-15 shooting and Furman defeated South Carolina Upstate 84-72 on Sunday.
Clay Mounce had 16 points for Furman (8-3), which was coming off a heartbreaking 81-78 overtime loss at No. 13 Auburn. Jordan Lyons added 15 points, six rebounds and five assists, and Alex Hunter had 11 points.
Furman made 7 of 14 3-pointers in the first half and shot 57% to take a 42-39 lead. South Carolina Upstate shot 55% but had 10 turnovers the Paladins turned into 15 points.
Bryson Mozone tied a career high with 22 points for the Spartans (2-8). Tommy Bruner added 18 points and Everette Hammond had 17 points and seven rebounds. All three had 11 points in the second half when the Spartans shot 57%.
They got within one with 2:40 to play but Mounce dilled a 3 and Gurley had back-to-back baskets and Furman closed with a 9-1 run.
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