AMES, Iowa -- Diante Garrett scored 22 points and depleted Iowa State sneaked past Northern Illinois 72-63 on Monday night for its seventh straight win.
Northern Illinois (4-8) got as close as 65-60 with 3:41 left. But Anderson, playing against the team he starred with for the past three seasons, drove for a tough bucket inside and Melvin Ejim followed with two free throws off an intentional foul.
Xavier Silas had 18 points for the Huskies, who lost for the fourth time in five games.
Christopherson sat out with a bruised elbow. Railey was suspended for a violation of team rules.
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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.