LOS ANGELES -- Brandon Perry scored a season-high 22 points on 7-of-8 shooting, and CS Northridge cruised to a 93-63 victory Tuesday night over NAIA opponent San Diego Christian.
Stephan Hicks added 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Trevone Williams had 13 points for the Matadors (8-3), who led 51-32 at halftime and kept stretching their advantage in the second half. The final score was Northridge's largest lead.
Northridge, which came in ranked 11th in the nation in free-throw percentage (78.8 percent), was just 22 of 33 from the line Tuesday but shot 53 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Hawks 49-32. The Matadors scored 27 points off 19 Hawks turnovers.
CS Northridge beat San Diego Christian 95-68 last season in the only other meeting between the schools.
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.