TEMPE, Ariz. -- Carrick Felix scored 21 points on 8 of 11 shooting as Arizona State used a second-half run in beating Arkansas-Pine Bluff 67-54 on Wednesday night.
The Sun Devils (5-1) ran off 17 straight points, including four 3-point baskets, to take a 54-39 lead with 9:11 remaining after leading by 11 in the first half.
Lazabian Jackson had a season-high 20 points to lead Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-5).
The Golden Lions, whose first four defeats came by an average margin of 25 points, led 39-37 with 13:55 to play after Jackson hit a 17-footer. But the Golden Lions missed their next 10 shots.
Jonathan Gilling added 13 points, including two 3-pointers during the second-half run, for Arizona State.
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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.