Cooks had 13 points in the first half when Furman shot 57 percent (21 of 37) and raced to a 52-32 lead. A 13-2 run, with six different players scoring, had the Eagles up 19-7 barely seven minutes into the game. Furman only made 2 of its first 10 shots.
Furman made six straight free throws to end an early 9-1 surge in the second half but that only cut the deficit to 16 and the Paladins never challenged, shooting only 37 percent for the game (22 of 60) and going 5 of 24 behind the arc.
UConn signs backcourt duo James Bouknight, Jalen Gaffney for 2019
UConn coach Dan Hurley has announced his first signings for next season: guards James Bouknight of Brooklyn, New York, and Jalen Gaffney of Columbus, New Jersey.
Williams ties single game record with 15 3s, drops 49 points
Robert Morris' Josh Williams hits 15 3-pointers to tie the D-I record, as he finishes with 49 points in the victory.
High-scoring No. 3 Gonzaga hosts Texas A&M
While both Gonzaga and Texas A&M have dealt with early-season injuries, the Bulldogs haven't missed a beat.