RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Lorenzo McCloud scored 15 points and Pacific held on to beat UC Riverside 70-68 Saturday.
Sama Taku scored 12, Travis Fulton 11 and Colin Beatty had 10 points for the Tigers (17-12, 11-5). McCloud also had six assists for Pacific, which stayed alive for a share of the Big West title with two games remaining. The Tigers trail Long Beach State by two games.
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.