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Walker leads Kent State past Texas 63-58

AUSTIN, Texas (AP)  When Kent State's best scorer and rebounder was temporarily assigned to the bench with foul trouble early in the second half on Tuesday night, the Golden Flashes did not fall apart.

Instead, they thrived. Jaylin Walker scored 16 of his 24 points in the second half, helping Kent State overcome a six-point deficit and defeat Texas 63-58.

Deon Edwin scored 15 for Kent State (8-5), including 13 in the second half, and grabbed 12 rebounds. Kent State out rebounded Texas 53-34.

Jarrett Allen led Texas (6-6) with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Kerwin Roach, Jr. added 13 points.The Longhorns missed 16 of 18 3-point shots.

Forward Jimmy Hall, who averages 18.3 points and 11.3 rebounds, left the game with four fouls with 14:54 remaining. The Golden Flashes trailed by six at the time, but rallied without Hall, converting their first three 3-point baskets of the game after nine misses to take a 42-39 lead. Walker added a pair of baskets for a seven-point lead.

Kent State was relentless with and without Hall, thanks largely to Walker, who converted 9 of 18 shots after hitting 10 of 36 his previous two games.

"Our coach pushes us hard to not be a soft team," Walker said.

Texas closed to within a point three times during the final 2:30 with two baskets by Tevin Mack and one by Allen. But Walker matched the first two and Hall (11 points, 11 rebounds) matched the third.

Texas had the ball trailing by three with less than 10 seconds remaining, but Hall blocked a driving shot by Eric Davis, Jr.

"Kent State deserves a lot of credit," Texas coach Shaka Smart said. "They played hard. They could sense when our guys were frustrated."

BIG PICTURE

Kent State: The Golden Flashes rank 254th in the nation in field-goal shooting accuracy. On the other hand, they hustle enough to lead the nation in offensive rebounds with nearly 18 a game, including 34 during a loss to Oregon State. Kent State snagged 22 offensive boards against Texas, including seven in the first three minutes, and turned them into 18 second chance points. Texas grabbed 11 offensive rebounds.

"Our mentality is we determine the offensive rebounds," coach Rob Senderoff said. "We determine how we get them or not. That's been our mentality all year."

Texas: Freshman Andrew Jones made a recent move toward becoming the point guard the Longhorns need when he averaged 16.5 points, 6.5 assists and 2.5 steals against Arkansas and Alabama-Birmingham in consecutive games. Then Jones had a rough night against Kent State, committing six turnovers, including two during a span of 15 seconds in the second half.

KENT STATE OPPORTUNISTIC

Kent State committed 21 turnovers, three more than Texas. But the Golden Flashes had a 24-15 edge in points after turnovers. That was more critical than rebounding, Smart said.

"That's the biggest difference in the game to me," Smart said.

POTENTIAL HELP?

Texas forward Mareik Isom was finally cleared to play after missing the first 11 games after undergoing arthroscopic surgery for a bacterial infection in his left ankle. Isom is one of four Longhorns who play center or power forward. He averaged six points and 2.7 rebounds per game last season at Arkansas-Little Rock before transferring to Texas and proved a capable 3-point shooter.

UP NEXT

Kent State hosts Ball State on Jan. 3 in their Mid-American Conference opener.

Texas is at Kansas State on Friday in the Big 12 Conference opener.

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Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Texas  
19:35   Jarrett Allen missed jump shot  
19:33   Defensive rebound by Kevin Zabo  
19:15   Jimmy Hall missed layup  
19:13   Defensive rebound by Jarrett Allen  
19:04   Lost ball turnover on Shaquille Cleare  
18:53   Jimmy Hall missed layup  
18:51   Offensive rebound by Jimmy Hall  
18:48 +2 Jimmy Hall made layup 2-0
18:30   Jarrett Allen missed jump shot  
18:28   Defensive rebound by Jimmy Hall  
18:20   Deon Edwin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:18   Offensive rebound by Adonis De La Rosa  
18:16   Adonis De La Rosa missed layup  
18:14   Offensive rebound by Jimmy Hall  
18:14   Jimmy Hall missed tip-in  
18:12   Offensive rebound by Deon Edwin  
18:11 +2 Deon Edwin made tip-in 4-0
18:03   Personal foul on Kevin Zabo  
17:50   Andrew Jones missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:48   Defensive rebound by Kent State  
17:44   Bad pass turnover on Jimmy Hall  
17:44   James Banks missed layup  
17:42   Offensive rebound by Andrew Jones  
17:42 +2 Andrew Jones made layup 4-2
17:42   Shooting foul on Adonis De La Rosa  
17:42 +1 Andrew Jones made free throw 4-3
17:30   Kevin Zabo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:28   Offensive rebound by Deon Edwin  
17:26   Personal foul on Tevin Mack  
17:16   Deon Edwin missed jump shot  
17:14   Offensive rebound by Adonis De La Rosa  
17:08   Jimmy Hall missed jump shot  
17:06   Offensive rebound by Kent State  
17:01   Deon Edwin missed jump shot  
16:59   Defensive rebound by Tevin Mack  
16:50   Offensive foul on Shaquille Cleare  
16:50   Offensive foul turnover on Shaquille Cleare  
16:42   Personal foul on Kerwin Roach Jr.  
16:24   Lost ball turnover on Kevin Zabo  
16:00   Tevin Mack missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:58   Defensive rebound by Deon Edwin  
15:47 +2 Alonzo Walker made layup 6-3
15:40   James Banks missed layup  
15:38   Defensive rebound by Jimmy Hall  
15:33   Bad pass turnover on Jimmy Hall  
15:33   Commercial timeout called  
15:21   Bad pass turnover on Andrew Jones  
14:59 +2 Jimmy Hall made hook shot 8-3
14:30   Bad pass turnover on Andrew Jones  
14:29   Lost ball turnover on Desmond Ridenour  
14:25 +2 Jarrett Allen made layup, assist by Andrew Jones 8-5
14:25   Shooting foul on Jimmy Hall  
14:25   Jarrett Allen missed free throw  
14:25   Defensive rebound by Deon Edwin  
14:09   Desmond Ridenour missed jump shot  
14:07   Defensive rebound by Texas  
14:07   Personal foul on Deon Edwin  
13:50   Jacob Young missed jump shot  
13:48   Defensive rebound by Deon Edwin  
13:28   Offensive foul turnover on Adonis De La Rosa  
13:12   Eric Davis Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:10   Defensive rebound by Deon Edwin  
13:00   Jalen Avery missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:58   Defensive rebound by Jarrett Allen  
12:39 +2 Kerwin Roach Jr. made layup 8-7
12:16   Offensive foul on Adonis De La Rosa  
12:16   Offensive foul turnover on Adonis De La Rosa  
12:03   Bad pass turnover on Jacob Young  
11:59 +2 Desmond Ridenour made dunk 10-7
11:58   Unsportsmanlike technical foul on Desmond Ridenour  
11:58   Commercial timeout called  
11:58   Jacob Young missed 1st of 2 free throws  
11:58 +1 Jacob Young made 2nd of 2 free throws 10-8
11:44   Kerwin Roach Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:42   Defensive rebound by Kent State  
11:37   Bad pass turnover on Jimmy Hall  
11:35   Eric Davis Jr. missed layup  
11:33   Offensive rebound by Kerwin Roach Jr.  
11:33 +2 Kerwin Roach Jr. made tip-in 10-10
11:09   Jimmy Hall missed jump shot  
11:07   Defensive rebound by Jacob Young  
11:02 +3 Jacob Young made 3-pt. jump shot 10-13
10:56   Personal foul on Eric Davis Jr.  
10:43   Jimmy Hall missed jump shot  
10:41   Defensive rebound by Jacob Young  
10:24   Jacob Young missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:22   Defensive rebound by Kent State  
10:05   Deon Edwin missed layup  
10:03   Defensive rebound by Jarrett Allen  
9:59   Tevin Mack missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:57   Offensive rebound by Jarrett Allen  
9:55 +2 Jarrett Allen made layup 10-15
9:41   Personal foul on Andrew Jones  
9:40   Bad pass turnover on Deon Edwin  
9:21   Offensive foul on Tevin Mack  
9:21   Offensive foul turnover on Tevin Mack  
9:12   Shooting foul on Shaquille Cleare  
9:12 +1 Jaylin Walker made 1st of 2 free throws 11-15
9:12 +1 Jaylin Walker made 2nd of 2 free throws 12-15
9:09   Personal foul on Deon Edwin  
9:09   Andrew Jones missed free throw  
9:09   Offensive rebound by Jarrett Allen  
9:06   Shooting foul on Kevin Zabo  
9:06 +1 Jarrett Allen made 1st of 2 free throws 12-16
9:06   Jarrett Allen missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
9:06   Defensive rebound by Adonis De La Rosa  
8:55   Personal foul on Kerwin Roach Jr.  
8:55 +1 Desmond Ridenour made 1st of 2 free throws 13-16
8:55 +1 Desmond Ridenour made 2nd of 2 free throws 14-16
8:44   Personal foul on Danny Pippen  
8:44   Kendal Yancy missed free throw  
8:44   Defensive rebound by Jaylin Walker  
8:30   Desmond Ridenour missed jump shot  
8:28   Defensive rebound by Andrew Jones  
8:24   Andrew Jones missed layup  
8:22   Defensive rebound by Kent State  
8:21   Personal foul on Andrew Jones  
8:21   Jaylin Walker missed free throw  
8:21   Defensive rebound by Jarrett Allen  
8:08   Eric Davis Jr. missed jump shot  
8:06   Offensive rebound by Jarrett Allen  
8:05   Shooting foul on Danny Pippen  
8:05   Jarrett Allen missed 1st of 2 free throws  
8:05 +1 Jarrett Allen made 2nd of 2 free throws 14-17
7:54   Bad pass turnover on Jimmy Hall  
7:54   Commercial timeout called  
7:26   Jacob Young missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:24   Defensive rebound by Jaylin Walker  
7:09   Lost ball turnover on Adonis De La Rosa  
7:03 +2 Jacob Young made layup 14-19
6:54   Jimmy Hall missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:52   Defensive rebound by Texas  
6:31   Offensive foul turnover on Kendal Yancy  
6:15   Jimmy Hall missed layup, blocked by James Banks  
6:13   Offensive rebound by Jimmy Hall  
6:09   Shooting foul on James Banks  
6:09   Jimmy Hall missed 1st of 2 free throws  
6:09 +1 Jimmy Hall made 2nd of 2 free throws 15-19
5:53   Personal foul on Adonis De La Rosa  
5:53 +1 Jarrett Allen made 1st of 2 free throws 15-20
5:53   Jarrett Allen missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
5:53   Defensive rebound by Jimmy Hall  
5:45   Personal foul on Eric Davis Jr.  
5:45 +1 Jaylin Walker made 1st of 2 free throws 16-20
5:45 +1 Jaylin Walker made 2nd of 2 free throws 17-20
5:27   Bad pass turnover on James Banks  
5:22   Bad pass turnover on Desmond Ridenour  
5:07   Shooting foul on Alonzo Walker  
5:07 +1 Andrew Jones made 1st of 2 free throws 17-21
5:07 +1 Andrew Jones made 2nd of 2 free throws 17-22
4:56   Jaylin Walker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:54   Defensive rebound by James Banks  
4:37   Offensive foul turnover on Andrew Jones  
4:22 +2 Jimmy Hall made hook shot 19-22
3:57 +2 James Banks made dunk, assist by Kerwin Roach Jr. 19-24
3:44 +2 Desmond Ridenour made layup, assist by Jimmy Hall 21-24
3:24 +2 Kerwin Roach Jr. made layup 21-26
2:56   Desmond Ridenour missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:54   Offensive rebound by Jimmy Hall  
2:52   Jimmy Hall missed hook shot, blocked by James Banks  
2:50   Offensive rebound by Leo Edwards  
2:49   Leo Edwards missed layup  
2:47   Offensive rebound by Kent State  
2:47   Commercial timeout called  
2:23 +2 Jaylin Walker made jump shot 23-26
2:00   Jarrett Allen missed hook shot  
1:58   Defensive rebound by Jaylin Walker  
1:52   Jaylin Walker missed jump shot  
1:50   Defensive rebound by Andrew Jones  
1:46 +2 Jarrett Allen made dunk, assist by Tevin Mack 23-28
1:20   Jimmy Hall missed layup, blocked by Jarrett Allen  
1:18   Offensive rebound by Jalen Avery  
1:15   Jaylin Walker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:13   Defensive rebound by Eric Davis Jr.  
1:08   Shooting foul on Alonzo Walker  
1:08   Eric Davis Jr. missed 1st of 2 free throws  
1:08 +1 Eric Davis Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 23-29
53.0 +2 Jaylin Walker made jump shot 25-29
34.0   Andrew Jones missed 3-pt. jump shot  
32.0   Defensive rebound by Deon Edwin  
27.0   Jaylin Walker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
25.0   Defensive rebound by Andrew Jones  
18.0   Jacob Young missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16.0   Offensive rebound by Kendal Yancy  
1.0   Offensive foul turnover on Eric Davis Jr.  
0.0   End of period  

Time Team Play Score
19:41   Jaylin Walker missed jump shot  
19:39   Defensive rebound by Shaquille Cleare  
19:27 +2 Jarrett Allen made jump shot, assist by Kerwin Roach Jr. 25-31
19:18   Danny Pippen missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:16   Offensive rebound by Danny Pippen  
19:03   Jimmy Hall missed hook shot  
19:01   Defensive rebound by Tevin Mack  
18:32   Bad pass turnover on Jarrett Allen  
18:27 +2 Deon Edwin made layup, assist by Kevin Zabo 27-31
18:11   Andrew Jones missed jump shot  
18:09   Offensive rebound by Jarrett Allen  
18:09   Jumpball received by Texas  
18:08   Offensive foul turnover on Jarrett Allen  
17:46 +2 Jimmy Hall made jump shot 29-31
17:22   Tevin Mack missed jump shot  
17:20   Offensive rebound by Shaquille Cleare  
17:20 +2 Shaquille Cleare made tip-in 29-33
17:13   Lost ball turnover on Kevin Zabo  
17:13   Personal foul on Kevin Zabo  
16:56 +2 Shaquille Cleare made hook shot 29-35
16:41   Bad pass turnover on Jaylin Walker  
16:36   Bad pass turnover on Andrew Jones  
16:28   Deon Edwin missed jump shot  
16:26   Defensive rebound by Andrew Jones  
16:20   Lost ball turnover on Andrew Jones  
16:15 +2 Deon Edwin made dunk 31-35
15:58   Personal foul on Danny Pippen  
15:58   Commercial timeout called  
15:44   Jarrett Allen missed layup  
15:42   Defensive rebound by Jimmy Hall  
15:21   Offensive foul on Jimmy Hall  
15:21   Offensive foul turnover on Jimmy Hall  
15:03   Shaquille Cleare missed jump shot, blocked by Jimmy Hall  
15:01   Offensive rebound by Shaquille Cleare  
14:56   Shooting foul on Jimmy Hall  
14:56 +1 Kerwin Roach Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 31-36
14:56 +1 Kerwin Roach Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 31-37
14:54   Bad pass turnover on Jalen Avery  
14:54   Personal foul on Jimmy Hall  
14:47   Eric Davis Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:45   Defensive rebound by Alonzo Walker  
14:33 +3 Deon Edwin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Desmond Ridenour 34-37
14:09   Tevin Mack missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:07   Defensive rebound by Deon Edwin  
13:56   Bad pass turnover on Alonzo Walker  
13:45   Offensive foul on James Banks  
13:45   Offensive foul turnover on James Banks  
13:40   Deon Edwin missed layup  
13:38   Offensive rebound by Adonis De La Rosa  
13:37   Adonis De La Rosa missed layup, blocked by James Banks  
13:35   Offensive rebound by Jaylin Walker  
13:34 +3 Jaylin Walker made 3-pt. jump shot 37-37
13:26   Shooting foul on Deon Edwin  
13:26 +1 Kerwin Roach Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 37-38
13:26 +1 Kerwin Roach Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 37-39
13:21   Jaylin Walker missed jump shot  
13:19   Offensive rebound by Deon Edwin  
13:17 +2 Deon Edwin made layup