LOGAN, Utah -- Preston Medlin scored 14 points, including two 3-pointers to lead Utah State to a 56-48 victory over Idaho State in the season opener for both teams.
Medlin was 5 of 7 from the field, including 2 of 3 from 3-point range. He added five rebounds. Spencer Butterfield was 3 of 3 from 3 point range for the Aggies. Jared Shaw had 8 points and nine rebounds.
Utah State led 30-23 at halftime.
Bill Evans was named head coach of the Idaho State team in March.
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.