HANOVER, N.H. -- Isaiah McCray netted a career-high 18 points as Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne made a 13-point halftime advantage hold for a 70-66 nonconference win over Dartmouth Saturday.
The Mastodons (4-3) opened the game with a 22-13 lead, and rolled to a 37-24 halftime advantage. IPFW dominated the first half, closing with three consecutive Luis Jacobo 3-pointers and Joe Edwards' layup to set the 13-point advantage.
The double-digit lead held through the first three minutes of the second half before the Big Green (1-2) began to chip away. Dartmouth closed the gap to 66-63 on Alex Mitola's jumper with 2:40 left. After McCray hit a pair of free throws, Dartmouth's Jvonte Brooks hit a foul shot and John Golden two more to close the gap to 68-66.
But free throws by Edwards and McCray and a pair of missed 3-point attempts for Dartmouth ensured the IPFW win.
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.