YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Keifer Sykes scored 24 points and shined in the second half as Green Bay downed Horizon League foe Youngstown State 71-54 Sunday.
Sykes scored 19 points after halftime for the second straight game. Over Green Bay's past three games, he's averaging 17 second-half points. The Phoenix (15-12, 9-5) trailed after halftime in each of those, including 36-35 with 16:35 remaining Sunday.
Alec Brown put Green Bay ahead 37-36 with a dunk, sparking a 15-3 run that included six points from Sykes.
Brown scored 16 points and Jordan Fouse added his third double-double of the year with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Phoenix.
Green Bay shot 52.1 percent (25 of 48) from the field and 85 percent (17 of 20) at the foul line.
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.