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Kent State vs Ohio

Ohio 78, Kent St. 75


ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - Stevie Taylor's 3-pointer with 13 seconds remaining in overtime gave Ohio the lead as it defeated Kent State 78-75 Saturday for its fourth straight victory.

On Kent State's ensuing possession, Nick Kellogg deflected a pass, and the ball came to Walter Offutt, who had 17 points for the Bobcats (19-6, 10-1 Mid-American Conference). Offutt tipped it to Kellogg for a final layup with 2 seconds left.

Ohio led by 15 points, 46-31, early in the second half before the Golden Flashes (14-12, 5-7) rallied.

It was Ohio's second narrow victory over the Golden Flashes in their first season under former Kent State coach Jim Christian. The Bobcats won 69-68 on Jan. 26.

D.J. Cooper's seven assists give him 884 in his career, tied for 15th all-time with Jim Les, who played at Cleveland State and Bradley from 1981-86.

Chris Evans' 18 points and 14 rebounds led Kent State.

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Kent State Golden Flashes
C. Evans, F407-122-7142318
M. Henniger, F292-60-06044
D. Goodson, F253-73-62129
R. Holt, G383-101-26318
K. Brewer, G374-65-735414
B. Pope204-40-03029
M. Tabb151-43-33015
K. Thomas121-20-00012
D. Manley82-30-02126
K. Spicer10-00-00000
E. Morris Jr.00-10-00000
C. Ortiz00-00-00000
Totals 27-5514-2543122075
Ohio Bobcats
R. Keely, F323-84-661110
T. Hall, F203-50-02349
W. Offutt, G404-129-1144317
D. Cooper, G394-112-647513
N. Kellogg, G394-94-432012
I. Baltic223-60-02126
J. Smith142-21-20005
S. Taylor71-20-00003
R. Johnson60-00-00040
T. Wilkins61-20-00013
Totals 25-5720-2930182078
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C. Michigan6-313-9128
N. Illinois5-416-6130
Ball St.5-414-8165
E. Michigan3-611-11148
W. Michigan3-69-13203
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