KENT, Ohio -- Rodriquez Sherman scored 15 points to lead Kent State to a 63-44 victory over Rochester (Mich.) on Sunday night.
Kent State led 28-24 at halftime, but the Golden Flashes scored the first seven points of the second half for a 35-24 advantage with 16:49 remaining.
Rochester cut the lead to 50-44 on Torey Throop's layup with 5:47 left, but Kent State went on a 9-0 run for a 59-44 lead with 3:14 remaining.
The Warriors (6-6) shot 50 percent from the field (10-for-20) in the first half, but only 33.3 percent (8-for-24) in the second half.
Simpson had 10 rebounds for Kent State, which outrebounded the Rochester 47-22.
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.