NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Brison White had career-highs of 20 points and six steals helping Northwestern State rout Central Arkansas 93-73 Saturday in a Southland Conference game.
The Demons, who lead the nation in scoring with 83.9 points per game, scored 36 points off of 25 turnovers from the Bears, and outscored Central Arkansas' bench 57-35.
The Demons recorded 18 steals and are the fifth in the nation, averaging 10.7 steals per game.
Northwestern State shot 49.3 percent (34 of 29) while holding the Bears to 41.7 percent (30 of 72).
White made 5 of 7 shots and scored 11 points, and Northwestern State led by as many as 23 points, in the second half.
Jarvis Garner led Central Arkansas (9-13, 4-8) with 13 points.
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.
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