GREENVILLE, S.C. — Devin Sibley put up 26 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Furman won its Southern Conference home opener in a rout, pasting The Citadel 107-67 on Thursday night.
The Paladins shot 54.9 percent from the field (39 of 71), including 17 of 40 from beyond the 3-point arc.
Sibley scored 16 of his points in the first half as Furman (11-4, 2-0) raced to a 23-point advantage, 56-33, at intermission.
The Citadel (5-9, 0-2) took a 14-6 lead early and Kaiden Rice gave the Bulldogs a 30-29 lead on his jumper with 6:17 left. But the Paladins closed the half on a 27-3 run.
Jordan Lyons hit five 3s and finished with 20 points for Furman, and Matt Rafferty finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Quayson Williams hit five 3-pointers and finished with 15 points for The Citadel. Kaelon Harris added 10 points and seven rebounds.