EMMITSBURG, Md. -- Rashad Whack scored 20 points and Mount St. Mary's overcame a slight halftime deficit to beat Hartford 70-63 Tuesday night in non-conference action.
The Mountaineers (1-1), who lost to Pitt 80-48 in their season opener, trailed Hartford (0-2) 35-32 at halftime. But behind the shooting of Whack (7 of 10, 4 of 6 on 3-pointers), Julian Norfleet (10) and Sam Prescott off the bench, Mount St. Mary's outscored Hartford 38-28 in the second half.
Trailing 53-48, the Mountaineers scored 12 points in a row down the stretch, including 3-pointers by Shivaughn Wiggins and Whack. Prescott, who scored 12 points, including two 3-pointers, also scored four straight points in that critical 12-point run.
Hartford got as close as 62-60 with 1:59 left, but Josh Castellanos went 4-for-4 from the foul line down the stretch.
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.