Upshaw hit two from the line and Jamall Robinson added another two free throws following a Newmen turnover. Malcom McMillan made a layup to pull the Blue Devils (3-7) within three with eight seconds remaining, but couldn't connect on a 3-pointer following an Upshaw free throw.
Four of the seven players that saw action for Hofstra scored in double figures, as Kone and Robinson each had 13.
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.