WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. -- Miles Jackson-Cartwright made 5 of 8 from beyond the 3-point line and scored 25 points as Penn topped Monmouth 79-73 on Tuesday night.
Monmouth jumped to an early 12-2 lead but Penn (1-1) proceeded to score the game's next 16 points, during which Monmouth didn't make a field goal for over seven minutes and committed six turnovers. Penn also closed the first half on a 10-0 run.
Monmouth (1-1) cut the score to 74-71 with less than half a minute remaining but Penn made 5 of 6 free throws after that to close the game.
Darien Nelson-Henry led Penn with 11 rebounds and added 14 points.
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.