Kent State went into halftime with a 37-33 lead and opened the second half strong. The Golden Flashes took a 50-38 lead with 14:10 left on a 3-pointer by Evans, who shot 5 of 9 from beyond the arc.
Miami trimmed the deficit to six points on Geovonie McKnight's jumper with 11:57 remaining. But the RedHawks pulled no closer, as Kent State scored the next seven points to push its advantage to 13 points.
Will Felder scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting for Miami (8-19, 3-11), which has lost seven straight games.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski explains what Pat Summitt's footprint and lasting legacy is on women's college basketball.
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An attorney representing ex-Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves wants a judge to disqualify the Wayne County prosecutor's office from Cleaves' sexual assault case.