MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Jerrold Brooks and Rashard McGill each scored 18 points, and Neil Watson finished with a double-double, 14 points and 11 assists, to help Southern Mississippi blow out Morehead State 94-58 Friday night.
Southern Miss scored the game's first 11 points, and led 30-8 with 9:30 left to play in the half.
The Golden Eagles held Morehead State to 33.3 percent (8 for 24) shooting in the first half.
Brooks scored 15 points in the first half to help Southern Miss lead at halftime 48-27.
Morehead State (5-8) got within 15 points in the second half, 54-39, with 15:07 left to play, but the Eagles would be outscored 50-19 the rest of the way.
Bakari Turner led Morehead State with 16 points.
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.
|Texas San Antonio||3-15||13||5-27|
|Southeast Missouri State||2-14||8||5-24|