The Paladins never trailed.
Lyons and Rafferty each made seven field goals and Lyons was 4-of-8 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc. Alex Hunter finished with 12 points and Noah Gurley scored 10 for the Paladins (16-4, 5-3 Southern Conference).
Jerry Johnson, Jr. was the only Chattanooga (10-11, 5-3) player in double-digit scoring with 13 points. The Mocs finished 5-of 21 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc.
Donovann Toatley's 3 brought the Mocs within 22-17 but Furman went on a 9-2 run and led 31-19 with 4:30 before halftime. Furman led 31-23 at halftime and extended its margin to 57-43 when Lyons buried a 3 midway through the second half.
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