Pope knocked down 5 of 7 shots from the floor for the Wildcats (3-2), who shot 54% overall and 56% from 3-point range (10 of 18). Leon Redd added 17 points, while Wali Parks scored 10.
Reserve Dwight Murray Jr. had 15 points to lead the Cardinals (1-4). Keaston Willis added 12 points and Vincent Miszkiewicz snared 12 rebounds to go with nine points. Incarnate Word shot just 35% from the floor, including 1-of-10 shooting from distance.
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