ATHENS, Ohio -- D.J. Cooper scored 18 points and Nick Kellogg added 18 points off the bench to help Ohio pull away in the second half and beat Portland 81-52 Saturday in the season opener for both teams.
Ohio and Portland played to a 33-33 tie at halftime, but Ohio outscored the Pilots 48-19 in the second half.
The Pilots shot just 25.9 percent (7 for 27) in the second half, while Ohio shot 61.5 percent (16 for 26).
Jon Smith added eight rebounds and four blocks for the Bobcats, while Cooper also had six assists and five rebounds.
Ohio took its first lead 33 seconds into the second half and used a 21-6 run in the first 7:07 of the period to run away with the game.
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.