As the countdown to the 2021-22 college basketball season begins, ESPN's predictions series focuses on the top leagues beyond...the top leagues.
— Jake Stephens scored 25 points as VMI narrowly beat Furman 91-90 in overtime in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference tournament on Saturday night.
— Morgan Safford scored 12 points and his layup with six seconds left sent Wofford past Furman 74-73 on Saturday.
— Noah Gurley had 21 points as Furman got past The Citadel 72-63 on Wednesday night.
— Noah Gurley had a season-high 24 points plus 10 rebounds as Furman topped Mercer 70-60 on Saturday.
— Alex Hunter had a career-high 23 points as Furman topped Samford 78-64 on Wednesday night.
— Jalen Slawson and Noah Gurley scored 16 points apiece to lift Furman to an 88-70 win over Western Carolina on Saturday.
— Isaiah Miller had 22 points as UNC Greensboro beat Furman 64-58 on Wednesday.
— Jalen Slawson posted 14 points and five blocks as Furman beat UNC Greensboro 68-49 on Monday.
— Storm Murphy had 24 points as Wofford beat Furman 75-67 on Saturday night.
— Noah Gurley had 17 points to lead five Furman players in double figures as the Paladins topped Western Carolina 75-69 on Saturday.
— Greg Parham had 24 points as VMI narrowly defeated Furman 74-73 on Wednesday night.
— Mike Bothwell had a career-high 32 points as Furman beat East Tennessee State 78-66 on Saturday.
— Clay Mounce had a career-high 29 points as Furman got past The Citadel 94-88 on Wednesday.
— Clay Mounce had a career-high 27 points as Furman narrowly beat Mercer 83-80 on Saturday. Noah Gurley added 23 points for the Paladins.
— Mike Bothwell had 22 points as Furman edged past Chattanooga 77-73 on Wednesday in a Southern Conference opener for both teams.
— Noah Gurley had 19 points as Furman rolled past South Carolina State 118-51 on Monday.
— Charles Falden scored 18 points as Winthrop defeated Furman 87-71 on Saturday, building a 20-point lead by halftime.
— Herbert Jones scored 18 points with 12 rebounds and Alabama rallied to beat Furman 83-80 on Tuesday night.
— Clay Mounce had 21 points as Furman routed Division II-member Flagler 86-61 on Saturday.
— Keith Williams had 27 points as Cincinnati edged past Furman 78-73 on Wednesday.
— Mike Bothwell had 26 points as Furman easily defeated College of Charleston 81-57 on Saturday.
— Mike Bothwell had 24 points as Furman easily beat South Carolina Upstate 91-63 on Saturday.
— Clay Mounce had 23 points and 10 rebounds as Furman rolled past Tusculum 95-62 on Wednesday. Mike Bothwell added 20 points for the Paladins. Bothwell also had seven rebounds and six assists.
As the countdown to the 2020-21 college basketball season continues, ESPN's predictions series focuses on the top leagues beyond ... the top leagues.