SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Alan Williams had 27 points and 17 rebounds as UC Santa Barbara coasted to a 76-50 victory over Hawaii Pacific Friday.
Hawaii Pacific led 6-1 on 3-point jumpers by Malte Zeigenhagen and Darry Jones Jr., but the Gauchos quickly took the lead 8-6 on a Kyle Boswell steal that led to a Williams' jump shot with 17:37 remaining in the first half. The UC Santa Barbara defense stymied Hawaii Pacific, holding the Sea Warriors scoreless for more than 6 minutes in the first period to take a 16-9 lead. They were ahead 34-20 at the half.
Ziegenhagen led the Sea Warriors with 14 points. Justin Long contributed 12 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.