WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. -- Shivaughn Wiggins scored 16 points Thursday night to lead Mount St. Mary's over Monmouth 77-63 in a Northeast Conference game.
The Mountaineers (15-13, 10-7), who've won six straight, opened on an 8-0 run and led 22-12 before Monmouth (10-20, 5-12) tied it 35-35 at halftime. In the second half, the Mountaineers went on a big, balanced run to lead 76-57 with 4:24 to play.
Mount St. Mary's shot 27 for 55 from the floor (49.1 percent) to Monmouth's 22 of 59 (37.3 percent). The Mountaineers were 8 for 24 on 3-pointers, Monmouth 3 of 14.
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.