Ohio held Oakland (3-7) to 38.5 percent (10 of 26) shooting and scored 16 points off 11 Golden Grizzlies' turnovers en route to a 39-29 halftime lead. The Bobcats shot 55.2 percent (16 of 29) in the second half and forced nine more turnovers to seal the win.
Oakland outrebounded Ohio 32-31 but the Bobcats outscored the Golden Grizzlies 40-20 in the paint.
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.