CONWAY, Ark. -- John Karhoff scored a career-high 28 points to lead Nebraska-Omaha to a 104-88 win over Central Arkansas on Saturday.
Karhoff was 10 of 13 from the field and a perfect 8 for 8 from the foul line to lead five players in double figures for Omaha (10-4), which shot 53 percent from the floor and 11 for 22 from 3-point range. Justin Simmons contributed 18 points, CJ Carter added 13, Marcus Tyus 11 and Alex Phillips 10.
The Mavericks jumped to an early lead with a 10-2 spurt fueled by back-to-back Carter 3-pointers and took a 50-41 advantage into the break. Central Arkansas (2-8) narrowed the gap midway through the second half on a Jalen Jackson layup that made it 63-61. But Omaha responded with a 17-8 run and then continued steadily pulling away.
LaQuentin Miles led the Bears with 28 points and 16 rebounds.
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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