NEW YORK -- Kenneth Ortiz scored 22 points and Wagner ran away early from Fairleigh Dickinson for a 68-55 victory Saturday in Northeast Conference play.
The Seahawks (8-5, 2-0) got a double-double from Mario Moody, who scored the game's first six points on two foul shots and two dunks. Wagner led 31-19 at halftime and coasted home.
Ortiz's 22 points came on 8-of-11 shooting. He made both of his 3-point attempts and 4 of 6 foul shots. Moody grabbed 12 rebounds for a double-double and blocked three shots.
Wagner outrebounded Fairleigh Dickinson 45-32, outscoring the Knights 34-22 in the paint. The Seahawks, who had a 12-0 edge on fast-break points, shot 46 percent (23 of 50) from the floor, the Knights 29.3 percent (17 of 58).
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.