NEW ORLEANS -- Kaheem Ransom scored 21 points as Sam Houston State came back for a 77-70 victory over New Orleans Saturday night.
The Bearkats, who have been shooting over 40 percent from beyond the arc, continued that tonight, hitting 9 of 20 3-point attempts, making seven in the second half. They shot 52.3 percent from the field overall.
New Orleans (5-9, 2-4) held a 46-40 lead after James Harrison hit a 3-pointer with 12:59 remaining in the game. Terrance Motely answered with a jumper, Henderson hit a 3-point shot and Ransom made two free throws to give the Bearkats a 47-46 lead with 11:27 remaining. They stretched that to 65-56 with 5:28 left in the game.
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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