NEW YORK -- Raphael Jordan made two free throws with 1 second left Thursday night to lift Bryant to its first win of the season, a 53-51 victory over Wagner that snapped a 28-game losing streak.
The Bulldogs (1-26, 1-14 Northeast Conference), the last Division I team in the country to win a game, shot 43 percent from the field (18 of 42) and 71 percent from the free throw line (12 of 17). It was their first win since a 70-46 victory over New Jersey Institute of Technology on Feb. 17, 2009.
"It was the elephant in the room. I was feeling really bad for the kids because of the effort they were making," Bryant coach Tim O'Shea said. "Most of them were recruited to play Division II. It was a tough situation for them."
After Wagner missed two chances at go-ahead 3-pointers, Bryant inbounded the ball with 4 seconds left. A driving Jordan was fouled by Martin with 1 second left.
"I didn't want to go into overtime. It's hard to keep rallying," O'Shea said. "We had 4 seconds. We just wanted to get the ball into his hands and see if we could make a play."
It was Bryant's first road win since a 72-68 victory over Quinnipiac on Feb. 7, 2009.
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.