RADFORD, Va. -- Tommy Spagnolo had 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead six Radford players in double figures as the Highlanders held off Methodist 83-74 on Sunday.
Jeremy Robinson had 13 points for Radford (2-0), including five straight in a 16-second stretch after the Monarchs closed to 70-68 with 3:02 to go. Division III Methodist, which counted the game as an exhibition, got no closer than five the rest of the way.
The teams shot nearly the same percentage from the field, but the difference was at the free throw line. The Highlanders, who led 35-29 at halftime, made 30 of 48 foul shots -- 18 of 31 in the second half -- while the Monarchs, who committed 29 fouls, were 7 of 17 from the line.
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.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite