JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- Freshman Lester Wilson scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead East Tennessee State to a 94-46 rout of Milligan on Wednesday.
Wilson was 9 of 15 from the field -- including four 3-pointers -- and entered the game leading ETSU and ranked third in the Atlantic Sun in scoring at 17.5 points per game.
Milligan (3-4) scored the game's first three points but the lead was short-lived, as ETSU rattled off 11 straight to go ahead 11-3, then used a 17-6 run to expand its lead to 20 at the 6:03 mark.
ETSU (2-3) forced six turnovers and held Milligan to 3-of-11 shooting during the run.
The Buccaneers led 48-20 at the break behind a 59.4 percent (19 of 32) first-half shooting performance and extended its lead to as much as 54 points, 91-40, in the second half.
Tyler DeVault led Milligan with 10 points.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.
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.