Furman (1-1) opened with a 15-3 run bookended by a pair of Stephen Croone 3-pointers to build a lead that was never challenged by its former Southern Conference foe. The Paladins carried a 47-30 advantage into the break, then continued to pull away in the second half. It was Acox's first career double-double.
Croone, Larry Wideman and Kendrec Ferrara scored 12 points apiece for Furman, which shot 54.7 percent from the field and led by as many 26 points midway through the second half. William Gates Jr. added 10 points.