Who's Playing

Ohio @ Kent State

Current Records: Ohio 22-4; Kent State 16-9

What to Know

After two games on the road, the Kent State Golden Flashes are heading back home. The Golden Flashes and the Ohio Bobcats will face off in a Mid-American battle at 7 p.m. ET Friday at Memorial A & C Center. These two teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

While not quite a landslide, the matchup between Kent State and the Toledo Rockets on Tuesday was still a pretty decisive one as Kent State wrapped it up with a 72-59 win on the road. Kent State's guard Sincere Carry did his thing and had 23 points and five assists in addition to six boards.

Meanwhile, Ohio had enough points to win and then some against the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks on Tuesday, taking their contest 91-78. Forward Ben Vander Plas continued his habit of dropping crazy stat lines, dropping a double-double on 30 points and ten rebounds along with six assists.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Kent State is expected to win a tight contest. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a six-game streak of ATS wins.

The Golden Flashes came up short against the Bobcats in the teams' previous meeting in January, falling 80-72. Maybe Kent State will have more luck at home instead of on the road? Watch the game and check back on CBS Sports for all the details.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Memorial A & C Center -- Kent, Ohio
  • TV: CBS Sports Network
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
  • Ticket Cost: $23.10


The Golden Flashes are a slight 1-point favorite against the Bobcats, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Kent State have won eight out of their last 14 games against Ohio.

  • Jan 07, 2022 - Ohio 80 vs. Kent State 72
  • Mar 11, 2021 - Ohio 85 vs. Kent State 63
  • Jan 16, 2021 - Kent State 89 vs. Ohio 79
  • Feb 28, 2020 - Ohio 76 vs. Kent State 69
  • Feb 15, 2020 - Kent State 87 vs. Ohio 72
  • Feb 26, 2019 - Kent State 78 vs. Ohio 73
  • Jan 15, 2019 - Kent State 66 vs. Ohio 52
  • Feb 20, 2018 - Ohio 88 vs. Kent State 76
  • Jan 12, 2018 - Kent State 70 vs. Ohio 69
  • Mar 10, 2017 - Kent State 68 vs. Ohio 66
  • Feb 25, 2017 - Kent State 70 vs. Ohio 67
  • Jan 06, 2017 - Ohio 85 vs. Kent State 67
  • Jan 29, 2016 - Ohio 72 vs. Kent State 61
  • Jan 16, 2016 - Kent State 89 vs. Ohio 82