College hoops shocker: Furman wins at Villanova, has beaten two Final Four teams from last season

College hoops shocker: Furman wins at Villanova, has beaten two Final Four teams from last season
Defending Champions Villanova Suffer Shocking 76-68 OT Upset to Furman
Twitter LogoCopy Link IconVillanova BasketballDefending Champions Villanova Suffer Shocking 76-68 OT Upset to FurmanAlec Nathan@@AlecBNathanTwitter LogoFeatured ColumnistNovember 18, 2018 CommentsComment Bubble Icon

Three days after Michigan blew out Villanova by 27 points, the eighth-ranked Wildcats slipped suffered a 76-68 overtime loss to the Furman Paladins at Finneran Pavilion. 

Video: Furman-Villanova upset: Jordan Lyons recap Furmans major upset over champs

At 2-2 overall, the Wildcats are primed to plummet in the rankings when the new Associated Press Top 25 poll drops on Monday. 

Fur-man. *Zoolander cough* FUR-MAN! Furman—now 5-0 and off to the most impressive start in program history—upsets Villanova, 76-68. In the past five seasons it took Nova 18 games, on average, before taking its second loss. This season: four. Wildcats are 2-2.

The Paladins, meanwhile, improved to 5-0 and have defeated two of last years Final Four teams after they stunned the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers, 60-58, on Nov. 9. 

Hands up if you predicted that Furman, which last played in the NCAA tournament 38 years ago, would be 5-0 with road victories over two of last year's Final Four teams.* *If your hands are up, you're a liar

Guard Jordan Lyons paced Furman with 17 points, while forward Matt Rafferty stuffed the stat sheet with 15 points and 17 boards as five Paladins scorers finished in double figures. 

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