EMMITSBURG, Md. -- Melquan Bolding scored a game-high 19 points, and Kinu Rochford added 12 points and 10 rebounds as Fairleigh Dickinson beat Mount St. Mary's 72-65 Thursday night in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams.
Lonnie Robinson also cracked double figures for Fairleigh Dickinson (6-7) with 10 points.
Bolding scored 14 points in the first half, and the Knights shot 70 percent (16 for 23) for the period.
Mount St. Mary's shot 34.4 percent (11 for 32) as they trailed at halftime 39-22.
Trailing 61-49 with 3:23 left in the game, Mount St. Mary's (5-7) went on a 14-7 run with Rashad Whack's 3-pointer cutting the lead to five, 68-63, with 33 seconds left to play. But Mustafa Jones made four consecutive free throws to close out the Mountaineers.
The Knights made 15 more free throws than the Mountaineers.
Kristijan Krajina led Mount St. Mary's 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.