Kent State vs Arkansas State

Kent St. 69, Arkansas St. 54


JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Randal Holt scored 17 points, Carlton Guyton had 11 and Kent State rode a dominant first half to its first-ever victory over Arkansas State, 69-54 on Thursday.

Holt was 6 of 11 from the field, including 3 of 7 on 3-pointers. Guyton added seven rebounds, five assists and three steals for the Golden Flashes (9-3), who led 40-20 at halftime.

Marcus Hooten and Malcoln Kirkland led the Red Wolves (6-8) with 12 points each, and Kirkland and Brandon Peterson each pulled down nine rebounds.

Kent State never trailed in the game. Holt opened the scoring with a 3-pointer 42 seconds in, and the Golden Flashes closed the first half on a 15-5 run.

Arkansas State shot just 37 percent (21 for 57) in falling to 5-2 at home this season. The Red Wolves had won the only previous meeting between the schools, 60-50 on Dec. 15, 1950.

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Kent State Golden Flashes
J. Greene, F253-70-02026
M. Henniger, F172-30-02034
R. Holt, G316-112-253117
C. Guyton, G284-102-276411
D. Manley, G133-50-02029
C. Evans232-40-04024
J. Manns183-40-07106
E. Gaines170-33-51103
K. Brewer131-62-24025
M. Porrini112-40-13004
P. Jackson30-10-00050
R. Johnson10-10-01000
Totals 26-599-1239112169
Arkansas State Indians
M. Kirkland, F345-72-492012
B. Peterson, F311-34-79036
M. Hooten, G326-160-220212
E. Townsel, G291-103-44535
T. Finn, G273-100-14226
R. Dickerson120-00-01010
D. Griswold122-30-13014
K. Ogbonnaya-Branch112-50-01016
A. Sterrenberg101-31-21013
J. Zuppardo20-10-01010
Totals 21-5810-214091554
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Bowling Green0-03-1119
Kent St.0-03-1341
Miami (Ohio)0-03-2193
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
E. Michigan0-04-0172
C. Michigan0-03-1254
N. Illinois0-02-2311
W. Michigan0-02-3302
Ball St.0-01-4251

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern0-05-164
Coast. Car.0-04-2108
UL Lafayette0-04-299
Georgia St.0-03-2162
App. St.0-03-3343
S. Alabama0-03-3260
Texas St.0-02-2267
Arkansas St.0-02-3244
Little Rock0-00-4219
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HARV 67 Final
BC 46
ELON 62 Final
NC 100
Florida 83 Final
RUT 85
PSU 53 Final
Michigan 71
HOW 34 Final
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VANDY 74 Final
MU 57