Chad Tomko hit a jump shot with three seconds left to break a tie and give North Carolina Wilmington a 60-58 victory over Morehead State on Thursday night.
The host Seahawks (2-1) led 33-31 at the half, but the Eagles (2-1) tied it at 58-58 on a layup by Demonte Harper with 35 seconds left.
After UNC-Wilmington called a 30-second timeout, Tomko nailed the game-winner. A turnover by Harper sealed the victory for the Seahawks.
Seahawks guard Trevor Deloach scored a game-high 17 points and had 14 rebounds.
Kenneth Faried led the Eagles with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Terrance Hill added 12 points and Sam Goodman 11 in the loss.
Oklahoma 82, Texas Southern 52: Guards Cade Davis and Steven Pledger combined for 44 points to lead host Oklahoma (3-0), Kentucky's opponent on Monday in the Maui Invitational.
Davis, who scored 21 points, went 6-for-10 from behind the arc and made more three-pointers than Texas Southern, which went 5-for-20.
Former UK guard Kevin Galloway had 19 points and seven assists for the Tigers (0-3).
No. 3 Kansas State 76, Presbyterian 67: Jacob Pullen scored 15 points, and host Kansas State (3-0) grinded out a surprisingly tough victory. Presbyterian (0-2) trailed 69-65 with 2:30 remaining before K-State stretched the margin and allowed the home crowd to finally relax.
No. 5 Pittsburgh 79, Maryland 70: Freshman Talib Zanna had 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead Pittsburgh (4-0) in the semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic in New York. Pittsburgh will play the winner of the No. 13 Illinois-Texas game for the title on Friday night in the tournament that benefits Coaches vs. Cancer.
No. 8 North Carolina 107, Hofstra 63: Freshman Harrison Barnes showed what all his hype was about, scoring 19 points in the opening-round victory at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Barnes made all four three-point attempts and scored all his points in the first half to help the Tar Heels (2-0) storm out to a 25-point lead. North Carolina will play Minnesota in the eight-team tournament that finishes Sunday.
No. 9 Florida 105, N. Carolina A&T 55: Chandler Parsons and Kenny Boynton led eight players in double figures with 16 points apiece, and host Florida bounced back from an 18-point loss two nights earlier to fourth-ranked Ohio State. Florida (2-1) eclipsed the 100-point mark for the first time since 2007.
No. 15 Missouri 66, W. Illinois 61: Laurence Bowers had nine points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, and Missouri overcame awful free-throw shooting in its opener. Missouri (1-0) won its 48th consecutive non-conference home game despite going 14-for-27 from the line. Western Illinois (2-1) had a 38-37 rebounding edge.
Arkansas 75, Grambling State 52: Rotnei Clarke scored 20 points, connecting on five three-pointers, and host Arkansas opened the season with a win. The Razorbacks (1-0) built a 22-point lead in the first half.
Vanderbilt 59, Nebraska 49: John Jenkins scored 22 points and Jeffery Taylor had 14 to lead Vanderbilt in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Jenkins sparked a 16-3 run for the Commodores (2-0) that won the game and sent them into the next round against West Virginia. The three-day tournament ends Sunday.
LSU 79, Tennessee-Martin 56: All five starters, led by Andre Stringer's 15 points, scored in double figures for host LSU (2-1).
Izzo gets $500,000 raise
Tom Izzo vowed he would be a "lifer" at Michigan State after turning down a chance last summer to coach in the NBA. Michigan State just made life a lot more comfortable for Izzo.
Izzo's newly amended contract gives him a $500,000 raise — increasing his annual compensation to $3.49 million — and use of a private plane for up to 25 hours each year for personal use. It comes just a few months after Cleveland tried to lure him to coach in the NBA.
"Tom Izzo provides so much value to the state of Michigan and to Michigan State that coming up with his true value is difficult," athletic director Mark Hollis said Thursday. "What we wanted to do was make sure he's among the highest-paid coaches in the nation because I would say he is the best coach in college basketball."
The second-ranked Spartans are off to a 2-0 start and are about to find out just how good they are. Michigan State will play in next week's Maui Invitational, where it might face No. 12 Kentucky, and has games in December on top-ranked Duke's home court and against No. 10 Syracuse in Madison Square Garden.
Izzo is making close to as much as the highest-paid coaches in college basketball. Kentucky's John Calipari is making an average of $4 million a year. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski was paid more than $3.6 million two years ago and Florida's Billy Donovan gets an average of $3.5 million annually. Louisville restructured Rick Pitino's deal, which was paying him $2.5 million a year, and paid him a $3.6 million loyalty bonus. After winning the NCAA title in 2008, Bill Self signed a 10-year, $30 million contract with Kansas.