DENVER -- Brett Olson scored 18 points and Denver extended its winning streak to seven games with a 68-57 victory over Utah State on Saturday.
Chase Hallam added 14 points, Chris Udofia had 13 and Jalen Love 10 for the Pioneers (11-7, 7-1 Western Athletic), who shot 57 percent from the floor and hit 10 of 19 3-pointers. Denver also had a season-low three turnovers, none in the first half when it jumped out to a 36-25 lead.
Marvin Jean led Utah State (14-3, 5-2) with 14 points. Jarred Shaw added 10 points and nine rebounds. The Aggies were without leading scorer and preseason WAC player of the year Preston Medlin and third-leading scorer Kyisean Reed, who both suffered injuries Thursday at New Mexico State.
The Pioneers opened the second half with a 17-5 run to build its biggest lead of the game at 53-31 with 12:06 remaining. The Aggies trailed by double digits the rest of the way.
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