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.
Ed Cooley and the Friars added one of the last remaining ESPN 100 prospects in Diallo.
Kory Holden, the No. 2 available transfer in ESPN's rankings after averaging 17.7 points last season for Delaware, is transferring to South Carolina.
College basketball has a problem as players continue to transfer schools at an alarming rate. Fleeing a program for more playing time isn't always the best solution.