BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Jordan Reves made a layup and blocked a shot in the closing seconds as Texas-Arlington opened the season with a dramatic 62-60 victory over Cal State Bakersfield on Friday night.
The Mavericks found themselves down 60-59 with 34.6 seconds left. The Roadrunners applied full-court pressure, which was broken by a Shaquille White-Miller pass to Jamel Outler. Taking it hard to the basket, Outler passed up a good shot for a better one, passing it to Reves under the basket. The senior center laid the ball in for the win.
Outler led Texas-Arlington in scoring with 15 points. Reves had 13 points and 14 rebounds. Junior forward Brandon Edwards also had a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards.
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.