LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Anthony Myles scored 23 points and Jonathon Thompson added 18 as Rider defeated Niagara 72-69 Thursday night, handing the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference leader its second straight loss.
Rider led the rest of the way, though never by more than 10 points. Thompson made 4 of 6 free throws in the final 24 seconds.
Myles, who tied his career scoring high, also grabbed seven rebounds for Rider.
Ameen Tanksley scored a career-high 29 points for the Purple Eagles (14-10, 10-3) and had 11 of their first 25 points.
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.