BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Stephon Carter scored 26 points and Cal State Bakersfield led wire to wire for a 69-49 victory over La Verne on Saturday night.
Cal State Bakersfield (4-6) had a 34-28 rebounding edge and had a 25-18 advantage off turnovers.
Carter, meanwhile converted all 12 of his free-throw attempts. La Verne (1-6) made just 7 of 11 as a team.
Jake Veith scored 12 points to lead La Verne and Vince Bauer scored 11.
La Verne turned the ball over 24 times, Cal State Bakersfield 17.
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.