NEW ORLEANS -- Denzel Livingston scored 29 points in a battle of Southland Conference newcomers, as Incarnate Word beat New Orleans 78-55 on Saturday.
Livingston made nine of his 13 field goal attempts, had five assists and four steals for Incarnate Word (13-2, 1-1). Kyle Hittle added 19 and the Cardinals shot 50.9 percent.
Incarnate Word led by 10 points at halftime after closing the half on 18-2 run. New Orleans committed eight turnovers and shot 1 of 6 from the field during that stretch.
The second half was much the same as the Cardinals opened the half on a 10-1 run, seven scored by Hittle. New Orleans got its first basket of the second half at the 14:10 mark on a Terrance Syon layup. It was a field-goal drought of 9:01, spanning both periods, for New Orleans.
Nate Frye scored a career-high 13 points off the bench for New Orleans (4-8, 1-3).
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.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|