EDINBURG, Texas -- Aaron Urbanus scored 18 points and pulled down nine rebounds, and Texas-Pan American scored the game's first 18 points and cruised past Division II foe Oklahoma Panhandle State 76-68 on Tuesday night.
Urbanus was 7 of 9 from the floor and also dished out five assists. Brandon Provost added 16 points, including three 3-pointers, and Jesus Delgado scored 14 for the Broncs (11-11), who were 8 of 13 from beyond the arc but just 18 of 43 from 2-point range.
Texas-Pan American rode its opening 18-0 run to a 43-31 halftime lead. The Aggies pulled within 58-56 on a Randolph 3-pointer with 9:20 to play, but the Broncs scored the next six points and weren't threatened again.
The game was the first-ever meeting between the schools.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.
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.