CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Kyle Rode’s 19 points helped Liberty defeat Furman 88-74 at the Myrtle Beach Invitational on Thursday night.

Rode had five rebounds and three steals for the Flames (3-0, Conference USA). Brody Peebles added 16 points while going 7 of 10 (2 for 5 from 3-point range) with five rebounds. Kaden Metheny had 15 points and was 5 of 8 shooting (3 for 4 from 3-point range).

Marcus Foster led the way for the Paladins (2-1, Southern Conference) with 30 points. JP Pegues added 20 points, six rebounds and two steals for Furman. Ben Vanderwal also had nine points and eight rebounds.