MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Noah States scored 18 points to lead Furman past Middle Tennessee State 76-61 on Sunday.
The Paladins (5-2) shot 57.1 percent in the opening half (16 for 28) and led 42-27 at halftime.
The Blue Raiders (4-5) were outrebounded 40-28 and shot just 18 for 52 from the floor (34.6 percent).
Furman overcame 18 turnovers and finished 26 of 49 from the field (53.1 percent), including a 50 percent shooting effort from 3-point range (7 of 14).
Middle Tennessee scored 18 points off of turnovers and held a 36-21 advantage in bench points but the Blue Raiders allowed 28 second-chance points.
Jalen Rose and David Jacoby announce their choices for sleepers in the 2016 NBA Draft.
Daryl Gross, who spent a decade as Syracuse's athletic director, will start as Division II Cal State-Los Angeles' AD in July.
Utah forward Brekkott Chapman, who averaged 4.4 points and 2.8 rebounds last season, has transferred to Weber State, coach Randy Rahe announced Wednesday.
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