The win was the first by the Paladins (5-2, 2-0) in nine tries in Greensboro against the Spartans (0-7, 0-2). Furman's 2-0 start in conference play is its first since the 1990-91 season.
UNC Greensboro led 24-21 with 3 minutes left in the first half, but the Paladins scored the final 11 points before halftime. Miller's 3-pointer with 1:26 remaining gave them a 26-24 lead and they never trailed again.
States scored 17 of his points in the second half, when Furman led by as many as 19 points.