CEDAR CITY, Utah -- Jackson Stevenett scored 21 points, helping Southern Utah roll to a 76-63 wire-to-wire victory over Portland State on Thursday night.
Southern Utah had a 20-10 advantage in second-chance points and a 36-18 edge in points in the paint.
Stevenett hit 9 of his 13 shots from the field, helping Southern Utah post an overall percentage of 50.9. Portland State made just 36 percent of its shots from the field (18 of 50).
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.