RADFORD, Va. -- Freshman R.J. Price scored Radford's last seven points, including two 3-pointers and a free throw in the final 71 seconds, to give the Highlanders a thrilling 58-54 upset of Delaware Friday night in coach Mike Jones' debut.
Delaware trailed for much of the night before taking a 53-51 lead on two Jamelle Hagins foul shots. Price then hit a 3-pointer with 1:11 left to regain the lead. After Delaware misfired, Price hit another 3-pointer with 22 seconds remaining and a free throw with seven seconds left to clinch it.
Price and Jareal Smith scored 13 points apiece, each making three 3-pointers. Radford was 8 for 27 from the arc, Delaware 2 for 14. The Blue Hens didn't score a basket in the final 5:26.
Devon Saddler led Delaware with 18 points but hit just 5 of 22 shots. Jamelle Higgins had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Blue Hens.
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.