PORTLAND, Ore. -- Flavien Davis scored 22 points on 10-of-16 shooting, grabbed six rebounds and Montana State held off Big Sky rival Portland State 70-64 on Saturday night.
Montana State (10-10, 7-5 Big Sky) shot 47.3 percent from the field, out-rebounded the Vikings 37-27 and was 13 of 20 from the free-throw line. The Bobcats took a 33-30 lead at halftime, despite leading by as many as 15 with 6:10 remaining in the first half.
Portland State had 19 assists as a team and shot 48.3 percent in the game.
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.