The Eagles (10-7, 4-0 Atlantic Sun Conference) shot 50.8 percent from the field and scored 20 points off turnovers to North Florida's 11. Chase Fieler and Bernard Thompson each scored 12 points, capping four starters in double figures.
After trailing by six early in the second half, FGCU surged ahead as Jones converted a three-point play to ignite an 11-1 run and put the Eagles up 71-62 with 4:42 remaining. North Florida stormed back to pull within one with 22 seconds left, but FGCU finished 5 of 6 from the free-throw line to ice the game.
Purdue coach Matt Painter says players haven't used the 5th-year graduate transfer rule for its true intent.
The dust has settled after players made their NBA draft decisions. Which college teams won? Which lost? Well, Villanova is pretty happy. USC, meanwhile, might not be as thrilled.
The 2017 recruiting class is short on point guards, with Trevon Duval leading only eight prospects from the ESPN 60 who are still available.