Mocs lose to Furman on senior day


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Matt Rafferty had 20 points and 13 rebounds as Furman easily beat Chattanooga 71-50 on Saturday.

Alex Hunter had 16 points for Furman (24-6, 13-5), which won a school record 24th game and clinched the No. 3 seed at the Southern Conference Tournament. Andrew Brown added 11 points. Clay Mounce had three blocks for the visitors.

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Jordan Lyons, whose 16 points per game entering the matchup was second on the Paladins, had 2 points. He was 0 of 5 from beyond the arc.

David Jean-Baptiste had 13 points and six rebounds for the Mocs (12-19, 7-11).

Kevin Easley, the Mocs’ leading scorer entering the contest at 14 points per game, was held to 5 points on 2-of-12 shooting.

The Paladins improve to 2-0 against the Mocs for the season. Furman defeated Chattanooga 73-58 on Jan. 24. The Paladins and the Mocs next take the floor in the Southern Conference Tournament.