RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Kyle Odister scored 14 points and hit four 3-pointers for Cal Poly, which opened Big West play with a 58-48 victory over UC Riverside on Saturday afternoon.
Cal Poly (5-6, 1-0 Big West) shot only 34.6 percent from the field and trailed 29-23 at halftime to UC Riverside, which dominated the paint, outscoring the Mustangs 30-8 inside. Cal Poly was able to erase an 11-point deficit in the second half to prevail.
Reese Morgan scored nine points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Cal Poly, which out-rebounded the Highlanders 38-30, forced 12 turnovers and were 15 of 22 from the free-throw line, 13 of which were made in the second half.
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.