DENVER -- Chris Udofia scored 17 points and Denver beat Texas A&M-CC 68-51 on Wednesday night in their home opener.
Udofia was 5 of 7 from the field and had seven rebounds. Brett Olson scored 11 points, including three 3-pointers, for the Pioneers. Royce O'Neale finished with 5 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Denver (1-1) led 31-23 at halftime.
The Pioneers won a team-record 22 Division 1 games last season.
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.
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