EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Khristian Smith scored 27 points, on 11 of 13 shooting, to lead Indiana State over Evansville 81-62 on Saturday.
Dawon Cummings added 22 for Indiana State (11-3, 2-0 Missouri Valley), while Jake Odum had 14 and Justin Gant chipped in with 10. The Sycamores shot 52 percent from the field, including 8 of 17 from beyond the arc.
Evansville led until Cummings' 3-pointer gave Indiana State its first lead at 24-22 with 6:31 left in the first half. The teams traded the lead six times before Indiana State pulled ahead by four at 35-31 on a pair of free throws by Cummings and a Smith jumper right before half.
The Sycamores slowly pulled away from Evansville in the second half, outscoring the Aces by 15 after the break.
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr. says he will enter the NBA draft but will not hire an agent.
Anthony "Zippy" Morocco, the University of Georgia's first basketball All-American and one of the school's most accomplished return specialists in football, has died. He was 86.
North Carolina's amended Notice of Allegations from the NCAA mentioned neither the men's basketball nor football teams. Now it looks like the women's basketball program could be hit hardest.