The Runnin' Bulldogs (8-6), off to their best start in eight seasons, easily dispatched Spalding, a Division III school from Kentucky. They led by as many as 18 points in the first half, by 14 at halftime and took a 34-point lead in the second half after a 16-4 run.
Donta Harper scored 13 points for Gardner-Webb, which shot 49.2 percent (29 of 59) from the field. Both teams hit six 3-pointers, but the Runnin' Bulldogs were 6 for 13 from long range, Spalding just 6 of 22.
Gardner-Webb had a 25-8 edge in points off turnovers and outrebounded Spalding 39-23, including 15-7 on the offensive board.
For Spalding (3-5), Dewhon McAfee scored 19 points. But he was 7 for 21 from the floor, 2 of 10 on treys.
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.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite