CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Ed Dyson scored 17 points as Austin Peay's front court led the team to an 84-69 win over Oakland City.
Austin Peay bullied Oakland City, outscoring the Mighty Oaks 40-22 in the paint, outrebounding them 46-27 and earning twice as many free throws. Governors' center Chris Horton pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds in addition to 10 points. Forward Will Triggs also added 10 points and 7 rebounds.
Oakland City, member of the National Christian College Association, connected on 7 of 13 first-half 3-pointers to cut the Governor lead to 40-38 at half. However, the Mighty Oaks went cold in the second half, hitting only 3 of 10 attempts from beyond the arc.
Austin Peay pulled away late, finishing on a 15-4 run.
Oakland City's Kendall Whittmer led all scorers with 20 points in addition to five rebounds and four assists. Lawrence Kinney added 12 points and six assists.
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.
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