NEW YORK -- Carl Jones tallied 19 points and hit key free throws down the stretch to help Saint Joseph's outlast Atlantic 10 Conference-foe Fordham 66-62 Wednesday night.
Halil Kanacevic added 12 points while Ronald Roberts and Chris Wilson chipped in 10 apiece. Kanacevic and Wilson grabbed seven boards each and Roberts had 10 for the Hawks (12-7, 3-3), who outrebounded their fourth opponent in their last five games.
There were eight ties and 21 lead changes before Fordham's Branden Frazier hit two free throws put the Rams (6-15, 2-4) up 62-61 with 47 seconds left to play. But Jones made five free throws in the final 33 seconds to seal the win.
Frazier, who led Fordham with 24 points, missed a free throw with 26 seconds left, committed a turnover with 7 seconds remaining and missed a 3-pointer with just 3 seconds showing. Ryan Canty had 14 rebounds for Fordham.
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.