MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Stacy Davis scored 24 points, on 10-of-14 shooting, to lead Pepperdine to an 88-71 win over Central Michigan on Saturday night.
Trailing 41-38 at the half, Pepperdine came out of the break hitting on all cylinders. The Waves (3-0) went on with a 17-6 run, capped by Austin Mills' 3-pointer with 13:33 remaining and led by at least seven points the rest of the way.
In a game that was a tale of two halves, Pepperdine shot 72 percent (18 of 25) from the floor in the second half, including 7 of 12 from behind the 3-point line. Central Michigan converted just 11 of 36 field goals in the second half. The Chippewas (1-2) shot 50 percent in the first half.
Brendan Lane scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Pepperdine.
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.