CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Freshman Bryn Forbes tied a career high with 24 points and Cleveland State erupted in the second half to defeat Milwaukee 88-67.
Forbes set his career high on Feb. 9 against Valparaiso, and is averaging 18.3 points over his past four contests.
The Vikings (13-15, 5-9 Horizon League) trailed 41-39 shortly after halftime but used an 11-0, 4-minute stretch to take the lead and built it from there.
In the second half, Cleveland State shot 52.9 percent (18 of 34) from the field and hit 7 of 13 from 3-point range. The Panthers committed nine second-half turnovers and the Vikings turned them into a 16-1 advantage in points off turnovers.
Cleveland State's Charlie Lee added 17 of his 20 points in the second half. The Vikings outscored the Panthers 51-30 in the period.
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.