AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Taylor Broekhuis scored a career-high 23 points, Cameron Michael added 18 points off the bench and Air Force won its home opener Thursday, blowing out Western State 102-68.
Michael Lyons chipped in 15 points for the Falcons (3-0), who led almost the entire game. The 34-point final margin was Air Force's biggest lead of the night, and the Falcons shot 52 percent from the floor, made 11 3-pointers and scored 25 points off Western State turnovers. None of the starters played more than 25 minutes.
The Falcons improved to 13-0 at home against Western State and have won the last 18 meetings overall. Western State's only victory in the series was in the schools' first meeting, 57-41 in 1957.
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.