BALTIMORE -- Dylon Cormier scored 21 points to lead four Loyola (Md.) players in double figures as the Greyhounds defeated Binghamton 71-45 Friday night in both teams' season opener.
Loyola scored 19 of the game's first 21 points, and the Bearcats never got closer than 12 points the rest of the way. The lead reached 30 points, 68-38, with 2:05 remaining.
The Greyhounds shot 60 percent (15 of 25) in the first half to Binghamton's 34.6 percent (9 of 26).
The win enabled Greyhounds coach Jimmy Patsos to even his career record at 123-123.
Jimmy Gray scored 14 points and was the only player in double figures for the Bearcats, who lost their first 26 games last season and finished 2-29.
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.