JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Corey Walden scored a career-high 28 points as sharp-shooting Eastern Kentucky made a 14-point halftime advantage hold, beating Jacksonville State 73-62 Saturday in Ohio Valley Conference action.
Walden, a sophomore transfer from Stetson, was averaging 10.4 points per game before Saturday, when he hit 8 of 11 from the floor, 2 of 2 from 3-point range and 10 of 10 from the foul line. Walden is making 89.1 percent of his foul shots this season, and the Colonels hit 21 of 25 free throws Saturday.
Mike DiNunno tied his season high by scoring 24 points for the second straight game for Eastern Kentucky (15-4, 5-1), which led 36-22 at halftime. The Colonels are outscoring OVC opponents by a 9.3 average in the first half this year.
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.
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