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Furman races past VMI 76-54 for 4th straight win

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Andrew Brown sank three 3-pointers and scored 15 and Furman used a 20-0 advantage on fastbreak points to race to a 76-54 victory over VMI on Tuesday night for its fourth straight win.

Daniel Fowler and Jordan Lyons notched 12 points apiece for the Paladins (20-9, 11-5 Southern Conference), who hit the 20-win mark in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1980. Devin Sibley added 10 points and nine rebounds. Furman shot 52 percent from the floor (29 of 56), while holding the Keydets (8-19, 3-13) to 31 percent shooting (19 of 61).

Jordan Ratliffe was the lone Keydet in double figures with 10 points. VMI has lost five straight to Furman.

The Paladins took sole possession of third place in conference play with two games left in the regular season.

Lyons had nine points in eight minutes on the floor in the first half and Furman led 34-26 at intermission. Brown's 3-pointer 96 seconds into the second half pushed the lead to double digits and the Paladins coasted from there.

Updated February 20, 2018

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