YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Kendrick Perry scored 28 points and Youngstown State had its highest-scoring game this season, defeating Milwaukee 94-80 Friday night.
Perry was 11 of 16 from the field for the Penguins (15-11, 7-6 Horizon League), who shot 56.9 percent (33 of 58) overall. They made 66.7 percent (16 of 24) in the first half, including 6 of 12 3-pointers.
Blake Allen scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half, when Youngstown State took a 48-36 lead. DJ Cole added a career-best 18 points and Kamren Belin 15 for the Penguins, whose second-leading scorer, Damian Eargle, missed the game with a broken nose.
Youngstown State was coming off an 88-83 triple-overtime loss to Illinois-Chicago on Sunday.
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.