NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -- Donovan Johnson scored 19 points, including three 3-pointers, and Cal State Northridge overcame a 13-point deficit with 13 minutes left for an 81-75 victory in both teams' season opener on Friday night.
A layup by Brandon Perry put Cal State Northridge up 64-63 with 5:06 left in the game and the team did not trail after that.
Cal State Northridge had a 20-4 scoring advantage off the bench.
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.