BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Tyler Hood scored a season-high 19 points and Samford snapped a four-game losing streak with a 79-67 win over The Citadel Saturday night.
Samford shot a season-best 65.9 percent (29 of 44) from the field, knocked down 7 of 17 3-pointers and drained 14 of 17 free-throw attempts.
Samford also had a season-high 20 assists with Kelly's six leading the way.
Mike Groselle and Janell Jenkins scored 13 points apiece for The Citadel (6-17, 3-10), which dropped its second straight game. The team hit 7 of 14 from 3-point range and 24 of 27 at the foul line, but made only 48.6 percent (18 of 37) from the field and committed 19 turnovers.
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.