STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- Freshman Willie Powers had 23 points and four others scored in double figure to lead Georgia Southern to a 96-90 win over College of Charleston in overtime on Thursday night.
The Cougars (7-8, 2-3 Southern Conference) sent the game into an extra period when Dustin Scott hit a jumper to tie the game at 80 with 13 seconds left.
But the Eagles (10-5, 3-2) opened overtime with a 13-7 run, taking a 93-87 lead with 1:17 remaining on a free throw by Matthew Fields, who finished with 18 points. Powers scored six points during the spurt.
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.