SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Kevin Foster scored 27 points, including 7 of 15 shots from 3-point range, and Santa Clara had little trouble with Simpson (Calif.) College in a 106-66 season-opening victory on Saturday night.
Robert Garrett scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and Marc Trasolini narrowly missed a double-double with 13 points and nine boards. Raymond Cowels had 12 points, including three 3-pointers.
Simpson's top scorer was Guy Valsek, who had 23, including three 3-pointers.
Simpson had 20 turnovers, compared to just two for Santa Clara. The Broncos scored 33 points off turnovers, and had a 46-12 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.