CHICAGO -- Jordan Hicks scored 26 points and Loyola of Chicago defeated Cleveland State 87-60 on Saturday in the Horizon League regular-season finale for both teams.
Hicks also had a game-high seven rebounds for the Ramblers (15-15, 5-11), who moved ahead of the Vikings for the No. 7 seed in next week's Horizon tournament. Loyola will play at Youngstown State on Tuesday in a first-round game.
The Vikings will play at Illinois-Chicago on Tuesday night.
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.