HAMMOND, La. -- Roosevelt Johnson, who missed last game due to injury, returned to tally season-highs of 21 points and 18 rebounds to lead Southeastern Louisiana past Spring Hill 71-61 Saturday in nonconference play.
Tied at 50 at the 8:49 mark, Southeastern Louisiana scored seven straight points to take a 57-50 lead with 4:44 left to play. Johnson made a free throw and hit two jumpers during the stretch.
Spring Hill (2-13), who counted the contest as an exhibition, made it 57-54 on Alex Looney's jumper at the 3:33 mark, but Johnson answered again with a jumper pushing the lead to five, 59-54 with 3:08 left to play.
The Lions made eight free throws in the final three minutes sealing the victory.
Robert Gipson led the Badgers with 23 points.
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.
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