SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Karl Cochran scored 23 points, connecting on 3 of 4 from 3-point range, and had five assists to lead Wofford past Western Carolina 71-60 Monday night.
Wofford (8-10, 3-3 Southern Conference) led by as many as 18 points on three occasions in the second half, the last of which came on a layup by Justin Skinner with 12:07 to play. Western Carolina used a 19-3 run to pull within two, 57-55, nearly 7 minutes later but a 3-pointer by Cochran sparked a 14-5 spurt to close the game and kill the Catamounts' rally.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
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.