Kent State vs Akron

Kent St. 68, Akron 64


AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Darren Goodson set a career high with 19 points as Kent State upset Akron 68-64 Friday night as the first-place Zips played their first game without their starting point guard.

The Golden Flashes (19-12, 9-7 Mid-American Conference) beat an Akron team without Alex Abreu, who was arrested this week on charges of trafficking and possessing marijuana. Abreu pled not guilty earlier Friday.

Kent State led 40-25 at halftime and never surrendered the advantage, though Reggie McAdams' 3-pointer pulled the Zips (24-6, 14-2) within 64-61 with 33 seconds left. The Golden Flashes responded with four straight foul shots.

Freshman Carmelo Betancourt filled in for Abreu, scoring five points with four assists.

Akron's Demetrius Treadwell had 13 points and 13 rebounds, while Zeke Marshall added 14 points.

The loss drops Akron to 15-1 at home this year. The Zips have lost two of three since having their 19-game winning streak snapped.

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Kent State Golden Flashes
C. Evans, F354-102-472411
M. Henniger, F170-20-00030
R. Holt, G364-123-445012
K. Brewer, G303-56-752213
D. Goodson, G288-143-480319
B. Pope150-01-21001
M. Tabb120-11-23031
K. Thomas101-42-22014
K. Spicer91-10-03012
D. Manley81-22-21015
Totals 22-5120-273991868
Akron Zips
D. Treadwell, F356-161-2131313
N. Harney, F201-102-24054
Z. Marshall, C355-104-980414
C. Betancourt, G272-40-02425
B. Walsh, G171-80-03223
R. McAdams235-100-022212
J. Kretzer202-50-03026
C. Gilliam123-61-22017
D. Ibitayo60-30-11010
P. Forsythe50-00-01120
Totals 25-728-1644102464
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Ball St.10-721-13169
W. Michigan10-716-16174
E. Michigan7-1016-17175
N. Illinois7-1015-17239
C. Michigan6-1116-16216