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Furman's Lyons scores 54 with 15 3s

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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).


Memphis F Azab dies at 22 of leukemia

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Memphis basketball player Karim Sameh Azab died Thursday, seven months after announcing he had leukemia. He was 22.

Athletic department spokeswoman Tammy DeGroff said a school athletic official was with the family when Azab died in Memphis.


UConn upsets No. 15 Syracuse at MSG

NEW YORK (AP) Nothing less than the first major test Dan Hurley Era awaited the Connecticut Huskies.

UConn was facing a Top 25 opponent in a nationally televised game in one of basketball's iconic venues.


Bane leads No. 21 TCU over Fresno State

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Desmond Bane scored 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting, including the go-ahead 3-pointer, to lead five players in double figures for No. 21 TCU in a 77-69 win over Fresno State on Thursday night.

Alex Robinson had 13 points and 14 assists for TCU, and Kevin Samuel also had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. JD Miller also scored 14 for the Frogs, while RJ Nembhard had 11.


No. 16 Va. Tech wins Charleston opener

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 21 points as No. 16 Virginia Tech opened the Charleston Classic with a 73-64 victory over Ball State.

The Hokies (2-0) watched a 16-point lead slip to 49-44 midway through the second half before going on a 14-4 run to take control.


Edwards scores 25 to lift No. 23 Purdue

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Carsen Edwards had 25 points, 17 in the first half, as No. 23 Purdue powered past Appalachian State 92-70 at the Charleston Classic on Thursday.

The Boilermakers improved to 3-0. They will face the winner of the final opening-round game here, either Wichita State or Davidson, on Friday for a spot in the tournament finals.


Boeheim's name misspelled on jersey

NEW YORK (AP) Buddy who?

Buddy Boeheim, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim's son, had his last name misspelled on his jersey in No. 15 Syracuse's 83-76 loss to Connecticut on Thursday night in a 2K Classic game at Madison Square Garden.


Gudmundsson has 33 to lead Davidson

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Jon Axel Gudmundsson scored 33 points including Davidson's final 12 to lift the Wildcats to a 57-53 victory over Wichita State on cap the opening round of the Charleston Classic on Thursday night.

Gudmundsson tied the game at 50-all on a three-point play with 2:34 to go. He put Davidson up for good on a 3-pointer with 51.2 seconds left.


Savage's 25 carry WKU past Valparaiso

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Jared Savage scored a career-high 25 points, including five 3-pointers, and Taveion Hollingsworth had 23 points and nine rebounds to help Western Kentucky beat Valparaiso 83-71 on Thursday night to advance to the semifinals of the Myrtle Beach Invitational.

The Hilltoppers (2-1) will play Monmouth or West Virginia on Friday for a place in the championship game.


Pusica shoots Northeastern past Alabama

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Northeastern forward Jeremy Miller loves playing Power Five opponents. He and his teammates made sure the Huskies got a chance to play another by routing Alabama at the Charleston Classic.

Vasa Pusica had 20 points while Miller and Bolden Brace had 11 points each as the Huskies (2-1) advanced to the tournament semifinals with a 68-52 victory over the Crimson Tide on Thursday.

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