FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Gabe Rogers tied his career best with seven 3-pointers and finished with 25 points, pacing Northern Arizona to a 79-72 victory over Portland State.
Rogers, playing his 100th career game, was 7 of 11 from 3-point range for the Lumberjacks (9-14, 6-7 Big Sky).
NAU jumped to a big 51-35 lead at halftime. Its scoring output was a team high for a half this season, and it shot 63 percent from the floor during that span.
DeWayne Russell scored 15 points for NAU and teammate Stallon Saldivar posted his first career double-double with 11 points and 10 assists.
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.