GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Larry Wideman knocked down a game-high four 3-pointers en route to 18 points and Furman beat Southern Wesleyan 90-71 Tuesday night.
Southern Wesleyan jumped ahead 5-4 behind a Kenny Joyner dunk but would not see the lead again as Furman reeled off eight straight to go ahead 12-5.
Furman pushed its lead to 24-9 with 11:36 left in the first half and led 43-30 at halftime.
The Paladins shot 56.7 percent (17 of 30) in the first half.
Southern Wesleyan outscored Furman 36-32 in the paint but the Paladins made 9 of 20 shots from 3-point range and scored 32 points off 20 turnovers.
Richard Gibson led Southern Wesleyan with 16 and Nikola Lambic (12 points, 10 rebounds) recorded a double-double.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.