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.
Mike Krzyzewski says he has good reason to be excited for next season thanks to a combination of Duke's incoming freshmen and a core of experienced upperclassmen.
Georgia guard Juwan Parker has been awarded a medical redshirt, leaving him with two years of eligibility, after missing the 2015-16 season with a partially torn Achilles tendon.
Forward Trevon Bluiett has withdrawn from consideration from the NBA draft and will return to Xavier for his junior season.