Isaiah Sykes and Keith Clanton added 14 points each for the Golden Knights (6-2), and Sykes contributed seven rebounds, seven assists and five steals.
Old Dominion made more field goals (25-24) and 3-pointers (9-8) than Central Florida, but the Golden Knights outscored the Monarchs from the foul line 19-12.
The Monarchs took their only lead of the game at 51-50 on Dimitri Batten's free throws with 11:44 remaining, but Sykes' layup pushed the Eagles' advantage to 54-51, and ODU could never catch up.
Richard Ross' layup cut it to 71-69 with 23 seconds left, but Tristan Spurluck and Sykes made two free throws each to close out the game.
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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After a season that saw his shooting numbers slip, should Nigel Hayes return for his senior year at Wisconsin or take the gamble to put him name in this year's NBA draft?
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