The Wildcats (13-7, 8-1) shot 51.9 percent from the field (27 of 52), surpassing 50 percent for the second straight contest, to win their fourth consecutive game.
In the first half, Davidson shot a blistering 61.5 percent (16 of 26) compared to 21.4 percent for the Mountaineers (6 of 28) en route to a 45-23 lead at the break.
Tevin Baskin scored 12 of his 18 points from the free-throw line to lead Appalachian State (8-11, 4-4), which shot 30.2 percent from the field (16 of 53). The Mountaineers have dropped three of their past four contests.
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