ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Jerome Tillman scored 20 points to lead Ohio to an 80-72 season-opening win over New Mexico State, spoiling the debut of new Aggies coach Marvin Menzies.
Trailing most of the game, the Aggies went on a 22-11 run to regain the lead at 66-65 with 6:10 remaining.
The Bobcats (1-0) retook the lead on Tillman's jumper with 2:47 left, making the score 72-70, and Ohio outscored New Mexico State 8-2 to close out the game.
Menzies joined New Mexico State following two seasons as an assistant at Louisville.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.