YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Chris Evans finished with a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds to help Kent State beat Youngstown State Wednesday night in overtime 85-78 in nonconference action.
Both teams missed opportunities to close out the game in regulation.
With 1:14 left to play in the second period, Kamren Belin missed a potential go-ahead free throw for Youngstown State (3-4).
Randal Holt missed a 3-pointer for Kent State (5-2) with 3 seconds left forcing overtime.
In the overtime period, Kent State went up 78-74 on a three-point play by Darren Goodson with 2:21 left to play, and used free throws the rest of the way to hold on to the victory. Kent was 8 of 9 from the free-throw line in the overtime period.
Holt added 21 points for Kent State on 5-of-9 shooting from behind the arc.
Kendrick Perry led Youngstown State with 26 points.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
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.