ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Joab Jerome scored 14 points and four Winthrop teammates finished in double figures as the Eagles defeated Southeastern Louisiana 66-52 Saturday in a nonconference game.
The victory was the Eagles' 300th at Winthrop Coliseum.
Jerome hit just 1 of 5 field goal attempts. But he sank 12 of 17 free throw attempts, two less than the 14 the Lions made. Winthrop (12-15) made 23 of 33 at the line, those 33 attempts a season high. Southeastern Louisiana (10-15) was 14 for 18.
Winthrop led 33-32 at halftime. In the second half, the Eagles went on a 17-5 run to lead 56-42.
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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