CHENEY, Wash. -- Collin Chiverton scored 20 points, helping Eastern Washington secure a 72-68 victory over Montana State on Thursday night.
Venky Jois chipped in with 14 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 blocked shots.
Montana State (9-10, 6-5) had a rough shooting night, hitting just 30 percent of its shots from the floor and 3-point range and 69 percent of its attempts from the free-throw line.
Montana State had a 15-3 advantage in second-chance points, while Eastern Washington countered with a 26-22 scoring edge in the paint and 25-18 edge off the bench.
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.