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Wednesday / November 20.
  • Furman’s Jordan Lyons ties NCAA record with 15 3-pointers

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    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Jordan Lyons became the second player in two nights to tie an NCAA record with 15 3-pointers and scored a career-high 54 points to help Furman beat Division II North Greenville 107-67 on Thursday night.

    Lyons’ 3-pointer with 3:09 left matched the nearly 22-year-old record set by Keith Veney of Marshall on Dec. 14, 1996. Josh Williams also hit 15 3-pointers in Robert Morris’ 104-57 win over Mount Aloysius on Wednesday night.

    Lyons tied the record on his 29th attempt and missed his final five 3-point shots to set the record for 3-point attempts (34), passing Bruce Seals of Manhattan (27; Jan. 31, 2000).

    Lyons’ 54 points was eighth most in program history and the most since Darrell Floyd scored 62 against The Citadel on Jan. 14, 1956.

    Furman (4-0) led 55-38 at halftime and extended to its largest lead at 97-55 with 4:44 left.

    Roderick Howell had 17 points for North Greenville.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.