CONWAY, S.C. -- Florida International won for the first time under coach Richard Pitino with an 87-77 victory over Coastal Carolina on Saturday.
Florida International led 37-31 at the half and extended it to 50-35 just 3 minutes in on Tola Akomolafe's 3-pointer, and Coastal Carolina never got closer than seven points.
Florida International outshot Coastal Carolina 60.9 percent (14 of 23) to 46.2 percent (18 of 39) from the field in the second half and made 10 more free throws to secure the victory.
NCAA title game hero Kris Jenkins said he will withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return to Villanova for his senior season.
Andy Katz breaks down the likelihood of Villanova, Syracuse, North Carolina or Oklahoma making a run to the Final Four next season.
Florida State has announced that Xavier Rathan-Mayes will return to the court for his junior season. The 6-foot-4 guard declared for the NBA draft last month but did not hire an agent.
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