SAN MARCOS, Texas -- Brett Olson scored 22 points, including four 3-point baskets, to pace Denver past Texas State 79-64 on Saturday.
Olson also set up his teammates with seven assists for Denver (13-8, 9-2 Western Athletic).
The score was tied twice in the contest, but Texas State (7-16, 3-8) never led.
Texas State wasted a strong all-around effort from Joel Wright. He scored 33 points, including 14 of 18 from the free-throw line, and pulled down 12 rebounds.
Denver had a 36-30 scoring advantage in the paint and a 22-14 scoring edge in turnovers.
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