Davis made 69.2 percent (9 of 13) of his field goals and the Waves finished 52.5 percent (31 of 59) as a team in their season opener. Lane's debut at Pepperdine ended with 12 points, seven blocks and 14 rebounds after transferring from UCLA and redshirting last year. Six of the nine Waves who scored in the first half were making their Pepperdine debut.
SDCC hung in with the Waves at the half, tying the score at 35. Andy Saharan led the Hawks in their exhibition game with 22 points. SDCC shot better percentages in both 3-pointers (35.7 percent compared to 22.2 for the Waves) and free throws (83.3 percent compared to 71.4) but trailed in field goals, finishing with 39.3 percent.
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.