GRAMBLING, La. -- D'Aris Scarver scored 25 points and Texas Southern held on for a 74-72 victory over Grambling State on Saturday.
Texas Southern (7-9, 3-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) took a 74-70 lead with 2:52 left in the game on two free throws from Madarious Gibbs. Grambling State (1-13, 0-5) responded with a pair of free throws from Chase Comier to make it 74-72 with 2:45 remaining, but neither team managed a basket for the remainder of the game.
Scarver missed a late 3-pointer in the final 30 seconds, and Antwan Scott could not get his shot to go at the other end as Texas Southern held on.
Aaric Murray had 17 points for Texas Southern and Gibbs added 10.
Scott scored 25 points to lead Grambling State. Remond Brown added 17 and Comier had 10.
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.