KENT, Ohio -- Chris Evans scored 22 points to lead five Kent State players in double figures in an 87-70 victory over Miami (Ohio) Wednesday night.
Evans, who also grabbed 13 rebounds for the Golden Flashes (14-11, 5-6 Mid-American Conference), scored 13 of his points in the first half, when Kent State shot 65.5 percent (19 of 29) to take a 48-32 halftime lead.
The Golden Flashes were 8 of 13 (61.5 percent) from 3-point range in the first half, led by Kris Brewer's 3 of 3.
The Golden Flashes scored 22 of their points off turnovers to five for the RedHawks (8-15, 3-8). Evans had four steals and Pope three for Kent State.
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.