Jawara had five assists for the Toreros (2-0). Eric Williams Jr. added 19 points while going 9 of 16 from the floor, including 0 for 3 from distance, and 1 for 4 from the line, and he also had 12 rebounds. Marcellus Earlington shot 6 for 11 (2 for 3 from 3-point range) and 4 of 7 from the free throw line to finish with 18 points.
The Eagles (1-1) were led in scoring by Chase Johnston, who finished with 23 points. Zach Anderson added 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists for FGCU. In addition, Caleb Catto had 10 points and five assists.
Earlington scored 10 points in the first half for San Diego, who led 32-27 at halftime. Jawara scored 16 points down the stretch in the second half to help lead San Diego to a six-point victory.
Both teams play again on Sunday. San Diego hosts NJIT and FGCU hosts Ave Maria.
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