STATESBORO, Ga. -- Lucas Troutman netted 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting as Elon topped Georgia Southern 55-50 Wednesday in each teams' Southern Conference opener.
Elon (5-2, 1-0) has now won five of its past six games.
Troutman also pulled down five rebounds and had four steals. Jack Isenbarger backed him with 12 points and four assists.
The Phoenix led 32-26 at halftime then used a 12-0 run that spanned nearly 9 minutes in the second half to take a 49-34 lead with 5:58 left.
The Eagles responded with a 16-4 run and cut the lead to 53-50 with 40 seconds left on a free throw by Ferguson, but got no closer. Isenbarger iced the win with two free throws with 7 seconds left.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite