KENT, Ohio (AP) — Chris Payton scored 18 points as Kent State beat Central Michigan 81-69 on Tuesday night.

Payton had 12 rebounds and four blocks for the Golden Flashes (18-4, 8-1 Mid-American Conference). Sincere Carry scored 13 points and added six assists. Giovanni Santiago was 4 of 5 shooting (3 for 4 from distance) to finish with 13 points.

Markus Harding finished with 22 points for the Chippewas (8-14, 3-6). Reggie Bass added 16 points, seven assists and three steals for Central Michigan. In addition, Brian Taylor finished with 16 points and two blocks.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

Copyright 2023 STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.