BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- Andrew Ryan came off the bench to score a career-high 27 points Saturday to lead Virginia Military Institute to an 87-78 victory over Campbell in Big South Conference play.
The Camels (11-16, 6-7), who lost 76-57 at VMI on Jan. 16, led virtually throughout while getting double-figure scoring from four others. Antwon Oliver scored a career-high 17 points, Reco McCarter added 14, Darian Hooker had 11 and Trey Freeman posted a double-double with 10 points and a career-best 14 assists.
With the score tied 10-10, Campbell went on a 19-4 run and led 40-30 at halftime. The Keydets (11-13, 6-6) cut the lead to 63-57 but got no closer.
D.J. Covington led VMI with a double-double. He scored a career-high 31 points on 14 of 20 shooting, and his 15 rebounds tied his career best.
The Keydets shot 18.8 percent on 3-pointers (6 of 32). Campbell's bench outscored VMI's 60-18.
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.