CLINTON, S.C. -- Stephen Croone scored 24 points as Furman came back from a 10-point deficit in the second half to defeat Presbyterian on Saturday night.
Croone, a 6-foot-1 point guard, grabbed a team-high nine rebounds and had seven assists. Stephen Wideman added 21 points, 15 on 3-pointers. William Gates Jr. scored 12 points.
Keith Belfield hit two 3-pointers, his only points of the game, to bookend a 16-2 run that put the Paladins ahead 67-54 with 2:05 to go. Croone assisted on three of the 3-pointers during the run while adding a bucket of his own.
Furman shot 54 percent and hit half of its 22 3-point attempts.
Jordan Downing scored 21 points for the Blue Hose (3-8), but only six in the second half. William Truss added 16 points and 10 rebounds for his fifth double-double this season while Danny Herrera scored 12 points. Reggie Dillard added nine assists.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.