RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Sam Finley scored 19 points to lead California-Riverside to an easy 85-43 win over NAIA Waldorf Thursday night.
The Highlanders shot a brisk 51.5 percent from the field, converting 32 of 62 shots and connecting on 8 of 19 shots from long-range.
The Warriors took an early lead and the game was tied with 13 minutes to play in the first half, but trailed by 12 at halftime.
Waldorf connected on just 16 of 59 field goal attempts (27.1 percent). Erik Brewer scored 10 points on 3 of 12 shooting to lead the Warriors.
UC-Riverside has one final non-conference game Saturday at North Texas before opening the Big West Conference season Thursday against Cal State-Fullerton.
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