PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas -- Anthony Nieves scored 19 points, leading four Alcorn State players in double figures, and the Braves defeated Prairie View A&M 81-75 Thursday night.
The Braves shot 55 percent from the field -- 65 percent in the second half.
The Panthers got as close as three points with just over a minute to play but Luckett's three-point play and subsequent layup helped Alcorn State preserve the win.
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.