FRESNO, Calif. -- Peter Pappageorge scored a career-high 23 points to lead Long Beach State to a 69-61 win over Fresno State on Saturday.
Pappageorge hit four 3-pointers and was 7 of 7 from the line, as he set a career high in a second consecutive game.
But Fresno State was hot first, taking a 14-6 lead on a dunk by Tyler Johnson, who would score 10 points.
At halftime, Pappageorge had scored 17 points and the 49ers were up 37-34.
Fresno State kept knocking. With just over a minute in the game, they cut the lead to five. But James Ennis tipped in a free throw miss and Pappageorge would make four free throws to secure the win.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.