The Runnin' Bulldogs (2-2) shot 55.1 percent for the game and hit 12 of their 22 3-point attempts. They surged out to an early 17-0 lead as Allen committed six turnovers and missed their first eight field goal attempts to open the game. Gardner-Webb cruised to a 52-23 lead at the break.
Five players scored in double figures for Gardner-Webb as Isaiah Ivey had 12 points and Josh Castellanos and Logan Stumpf each added 10. Hibbert, Strange and Ivey each went 3 of 5 from beyond the arc and Castellanos dished out a game-high six assists.
The Yellow Jackets couldn't keep pace with Gardner-Webb, shooting 21 of 56 from the field and had 22 total turnovers. They were led by Sidney Rivers with 11 points.
Reggie Witherspoon, who spent more than 13 seasons coaching at Buffalo, is returning to the city to coach Canisius College.
North Carolina Hall of Fame men's basketball coach Roy Williams is recovering from knee-replacement surgery.
Sparkling facilities are one thing, but Tim Miles needs to regain the momentum of Nebraska's 2014 run to the NCAAs if it is to play with the big boys.