Fairmont State vs Kent State

Kent St. 77, Fairmont St. 75


KENT, Ohio (AP) - Chris Evans finished with game-highs of 27 points and 9 rebounds to help Kent State hold on to beat Division II Fairmont State 77-75 Sunday night.

Kris Brewer added 11 points and Randal Holt chipped in with 10 to help Kent State (8-5) win its third game in a row.

Evans connected on a 3-pointer with 10:08 left to play to give Kent State its biggest lead of the game, 66-49. Evans was 6 of 10 from deep.

Stevie Browning sparked a 26-10 run for Fairmont State (5-3) with back-to-back 3-pointers to cut the lead to just one, 76-75 with 37 seconds left to play.

After Evans made 1 of 2 free throws to make it 77-75, Isaac Thornton missed a potential go-ahead 3-pointer for the Falcons with five seconds left to seal Kent State's victory.

Isaiah Hill led five Falcons in double figures with 19 points.

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Fairmont State Fighting Falcons
B. Cooper, F406-133-482215
I. Hill, F258-130-042519
S. Browning, G355-132-260215
M. Stith, G324-102-234310
I. Thornton, G324-71-244210
K. Lewis202-30-22434
A. Gunnoe61-30-00012
C. Morgan60-10-00110
T. Scales40-00-00010
Totals 30-638-1229172075
Kent State Golden Flashes
M. Tabb, F150-20-02110
D. Goodson, F112-42-23016
R. Holt, G323-82-230310
K. Thomas, G172-42-43316
D. Manley, G163-61-21119
C. Evans309-163-490227
K. Brewer284-72-466111
M. Henniger240-12-44012
B. Pope232-42-22226
E. Morris Jr.20-00-00000
K. Spicer20-00-00000
Totals 25-5216-2439131377

EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Bowling Green0-03-1118
Kent St.0-03-1336
Miami (Ohio)0-03-2211
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
E. Michigan0-04-0110
C. Michigan0-03-1294
N. Illinois0-02-2345
W. Michigan0-02-3265
Ball St.0-01-4227