NCAA Basketball

Furman stuns No. 8 Villanova 76-68 in OT

(AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) First, it was Loyola. Next came Villanova.

One by one, Furman is picking off teams from last year's Final Four and proving to be the surprise story of the first month of the college basketball season.

Jordan Lyons scored 17 points, Matt Rafferty had 15 points and 17 rebounds, and Furman stunned the defending national champion and eighth-ranked Wildcats in overtime, 76-68 on Saturday.

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