KENT, Ohio -- Chris Evans netted 17 points and had nine rebounds as Kent State topped winless St. Francis (Pa.) 77-48 Thursday night.
Evans was 6 of 8 from the floor, and Kris Brewer was 3 of 3, including 2 of 2 from 3-point range, en route to 13 points for Kent State (6-5).
St. Francis committed 18 turnovers, which the Golden Flashes converted into 29 points.
Kent State opened with a 23-1 run, and held St. Francis without a field goal for more than 10 minutes before the Red Flash's Ollie Jackson hit a layup.
The Red Flash shot 33.3 percent (16 of 48) from the field and hit 4 of 15 3-point tries, while Kent State hit 47.9 percent (23 of 48) of its shots, including 9 of 27 from beyond the arc.
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.