PHILADELPHIA -- Jerrell Wright scored 21 points and La Salle jumped out to a 16-point halftime lead en route to a 76-57 victory over Pennsylvania on Saturday night.
Pennsylvania led 7-6 at the start of the first half, but turned the ball over on three consecutive possessions and spurred a 10-0 run that put La Salle up 16-7. The teams combined for 33 turnovers.
La Salle held the Quakers to 20 first-half points, and despite a close scoring match after the break (40-37), Pennsylvania was unable to climb back from its deficit and recorded its seventh-straight loss.
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.