Other NIT games:
Florida St. 58, FGCU 53
Aaron Thomas scored 22 points as top-seeded Florida State opened the National Invitation Tournament with a win against Florida Gulf Coast, last year’s NCAA tournament darlings.
Gerogetown 77, West Virginia 65
D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera had a season-high 32 points and 10 rebounds, and Georgetown won a cozy matchup of former conference rivals.
Belmont 80, Green Bay 65
Craig Bradshaw scored a career-high 25 points and Drew Winkler added 15 as Belmont beat short-handed Green Bay.
Minnesota 88, High Point 81
Maverick Ahanmisi scored a career-high 21 points, leading Minnesota past High Point.
Clemson 78, Georgia St. 66
K.J. McDaniels tied his career high with 30 points and had 14 rebounds to lead Clemson to its 10th straight home NIT win.
Missouri 85, Davidson 77
Jabari Brown scored 30 points and Earnest Ross added 16 to help Missouri hold off Davidson 85-77 in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament on Tuesday night.
Robert Morris 89, St. John’s 79
Karvel Anderson scored 38 points and Lucky Jones added 25 to help Robert Morris beat St. John’s.