NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Justin Sears scored a game-high 19 points and finished with 12 rebounds on Saturday as Yale jumped out to a large lead at the half and beat New Hampshire 71-61.
Sears shot 75 percent (6 of 8) from the floor and 7 of 10 from the free throw line. Yale led by 16 at the half, and it was enough to carry the Bulldogs to victory after being outscored by the Wildcats 47-41 in the final 20 minutes. Brandon Sherrod finished with 18 points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (5-4).
Patrick Konan was the only Wildcat to score in double figures, finishing with 14 points and a team-high five rebounds. Chris Pelcher, New Hampshire's leading scorer and rebounder, was out with an injury.
Both teams combined for 49 fouls -- Yale made 26 points from the line while the Wildcats (2-6) scored 20.
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.