Tennessee Tech (10-16, 4-10 Ohio Valley Conference) outshot UT-Martin 44 percent (11 of 25) to 35 percent (10 of 28) in the first half en route to a 34-24 halftime advantage. The Golden Eagles improved to 61 percent (16 of 26) in the second half to pull away.
Myles Taylor paced UT Martin (7-19, 4-10) with 15 points, Mike Liabo and Bobby Jones had 12, and Terance Smith 10. The Skyhawks shot 38 percent (23 of 60) for the game and especially struggled from deep, hitting just 7 of 22 attempts.
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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