Ohio vs Kent State

Kent St. 68, Ohio 61


KENT, Ohio (AP) - Randal Holt scored 20 points and Kent Sate secured a bye in the upcoming Mid-American Conference tournament with a 68-61 win over Ohio on Wednesday night.

Justin Green added 16 points and Chris Evans had 12 for the Golden Flashes (20-9, 10-5), who snapped a three-game losing streak.

Kent State joins Kansas, Creighton and Gonzaga as the only programs in the Division I to win at least 10 conference games in 14 straight seasons. The Golden Flashes, who avenged an early season 22-point loss to Ohio, improved to 6-0 in home conference games.

Kent State went on a 15-1 run midway through the first half to lead 30-17 with 6:36 left until halftime. A 3-pointer by Ohio's Nick Kellogg closed the gap to 59-56, but Kent State made 9 of 12 free throws in the final 1:18 to seal the win.

D.J. Cooper scored 23 points for Ohio (23-6, 10-4).

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Ohio Bobcats
I. Baltic, F301-70-04242
J. Smith, F202-42-25126
D. Cooper, G369-212-354223
W. Offutt, G361-46-102338
N. Kellogg, G302-34-432510
R. Keely212-50-08024
T. Hall173-80-04038
S. Taylor60-30-00000
T. Goard30-00-00000
R. Johnson10-00-00010
Totals 20-5514-1934122261
Kent State Golden Flashes
C. Evans, F234-53-421312
P. Jackson, F120-00-20010
J. Manns, C162-20-03104
C. Guyton, G363-70-05429
E. Gaines, G171-50-12122
R. Holt325-128-832120
J. Greene282-412-1690316
M. Porrini282-80-05445
K. Brewer80-30-03000
Totals 19-4623-3137131668
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C. Michigan0-08-284
E. Michigan0-08-2170
Ball St.0-06-479
N. Illinois0-06-4221
W. Michigan0-06-4168
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