DENVER -- Chris Udofia scored 15 points and Denver won for the fifth time in its last seven games with a 64-53 victory over Texas State on Thursday night.
Denver led 37-34 early in the second half when Jalen Love hit a 3-pointer to start a 12-5 run and put the Pioneers ahead 49-39 with 11:35 remaining.
The Bobcats got within four points on a pair of free throws from Jones with 6:18 left, but then went 1 for 11 from the field the rest of the way.
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.