Kent State vs Arkansas State

Kent St. 69, Arkansas St. 54


JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Randal Holt scored 17 points, Carlton Guyton had 11 and Kent State rode a dominant first half to its first-ever victory over Arkansas State, 69-54 on Thursday.

Holt was 6 of 11 from the field, including 3 of 7 on 3-pointers. Guyton added seven rebounds, five assists and three steals for the Golden Flashes (9-3), who led 40-20 at halftime.

Marcus Hooten and Malcoln Kirkland led the Red Wolves (6-8) with 12 points each, and Kirkland and Brandon Peterson each pulled down nine rebounds.

Kent State never trailed in the game. Holt opened the scoring with a 3-pointer 42 seconds in, and the Golden Flashes closed the first half on a 15-5 run.

Arkansas State shot just 37 percent (21 for 57) in falling to 5-2 at home this season. The Red Wolves had won the only previous meeting between the schools, 60-50 on Dec. 15, 1950.

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Kent State Golden Flashes
J. Greene, F253-70-02026
M. Henniger, F172-30-02034
R. Holt, G316-112-253117
C. Guyton, G284-102-276411
D. Manley, G133-50-02029
C. Evans232-40-04024
J. Manns183-40-07106
E. Gaines170-33-51103
K. Brewer131-62-24025
M. Porrini112-40-13004
P. Jackson30-10-00050
R. Johnson10-10-01000
Totals 26-599-1239112169
Arkansas State Indians
M. Kirkland, F345-72-492012
B. Peterson, F311-34-79036
M. Hooten, G326-160-220212
E. Townsel, G291-103-44535
T. Finn, G273-100-14226
R. Dickerson120-00-01010
D. Griswold122-30-13014
K. Ogbonnaya-Branch112-50-01016
A. Sterrenberg101-31-21013
J. Zuppardo20-10-01010
Totals 21-5810-214091554
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kent St.10-819-13124
Miami (Ohio)6-1213-20195
Bowling Green5-1316-18201
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ball St.10-821-14179
C. Michigan10-817-16155
N. Illinois9-921-12136
E. Michigan9-918-15113
W. Michigan7-1113-19203

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Little Rock17-330-542
UL Lafayette12-819-15156
Ga. Southern10-1014-17243
Georgia St.9-1116-14180
Texas St.8-1215-16238
S. Alabama8-1214-19240
Arkansas St.7-1311-20284
App. St.7-139-22259
Other games
HARV 67 Final
BC 46
ELON 62 Final
NC 100
Florida 83 Final
RUT 85
PSU 53 Final
Michigan 71
HOW 34 Final
Kansas 89
VANDY 74 Final
MU 57