RIVERDALE, N.Y. -- Jon Severe scored a career-high 30 points and two others scored in double figures to lead Fordham to a 79-75 victory over Manhattan Tuesday night.
Severe has scored 19 points or more in each of his five games. His 28 points in Fordham's opener is a school record for a freshman debut.
Severe hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 70 with 4:39 remaining, sparking a 9-5 run for Fordham (3-2) to end the game. Branden Frazier scored four of his 21 points in the final minute. Mandell Thomas scored 17 points and had 10 rebounds.
Donovan Kates made a 3-pointer to give Manhattan a 58-56 lead at the 11:12 mark, and the Jaspers would lead by as many as six points before Severe's game-tying 3-pointer.
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.
College basketball fans should be excited about next season's Jimmy V Classic, an event that will feature Duke's heralded freshman class.