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Lyons ties NCAA record with 15 3-pointers

Furman guard Jordan Lyons '20 takes a shot.
Furman guard Jordan Lyons '20 tied an NCAA record with 15 3-pointers and scored 54 points Thursday in a win over North Greenville.

For the second time in a week, the Furman men’s basketball team finds itself in the national sports news—this time compliments of Jordan Lyons ’20 tying the NCAA Division I record with 15 3-pointers Thursday at Timmons Arena in a 107-67 win over North Greenville.

Lyons, a 5-11 guard from Peachtree City, Georgia, had 31 points and nine 3s at halftime and finished with 54 points, the most scored by an NCAA Division I player since 2009 and the most by a Paladin since Darrell Floyd ’56 dropped 62 on The Citadel in 1956.

ESPN compiled all 15 of Lyons’ treys in this video clip.

On Nov. 9, a dramatic dunk by Clay Mounce ’21 was No. 2 on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays. The 6-7 forward from Mount Airy, North Carolina, powered home the winning points over a defender with 1.6 seconds left to propel Furman to a 60-58 upset of Loyola-Chicago, which advanced to the Final Four in April.

Watch Mounce’s dunk here.

The Paladins are off to a 4-0 start for the first time since 1987-88 and will face another Final Four team Saturday when they travel to Philadelphia to take on defending national champion and eighth-ranked Villanova. Tip-off is 5 p.m.

Learn more about Lyons’ record-breaking night and Furman basketball at FurmanPaladins.com.

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