Central Michigan advances past Kent in MAC quarters
CLEVELAND (AP) — Larry Austin Jr. scored 23 points and Central Michigan pulled away midway through the second half and hung on for an 89-81 win over Kent State on Thursday in the quarterfinals of...
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Philip Whittington had a season-high 21 points as Kent State narrowly beat Akron 68-65 on Friday night.
Antonio Williams had 18 points, seven assists and six rebounds for...
Akron looks to sweep Kent State
Akron (16-14, 8-9) vs. Kent State (21-9, 10-7)
Memorial A & C Center, Kent, Ohio; Friday, 6:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Kent State seeks revenge on Akron after dropping the first matchup...
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Jaylin Walker had 29 points and 12 rebounds as Kent State beat Miami (Ohio) 75-66 on Tuesday night.
Kent State looks to sweep Miami
Kent State (20-9, 9-7) vs. Miami (15-14, 7-9)
John D. Millett Hall, Oxford, Ohio; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Miami seeks revenge on Kent State after dropping the first matchup in...
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Justin Turner had 18 points as Bowling Green edged past Kent State 77-72 on Friday night.
Antwon Lillard had 14 points for Bowling Green (20-9, 12-4 Mid-American...
BG looks to sweep Kent State
Kent State (20-8, 9-6) vs. Bowling Green (19-9, 11-4)
Stroh Center, Bowling Green, Ohio; Friday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Kent State seeks revenge on Bowling Green after dropping the...
Walker scores 23 to carry Kent St. past Ohio 78-73
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Jaylin Walker had 23 points as Kent State narrowly beat Ohio 78-73 on Tuesday night.
Antonio Williams had 15 points and six rebounds for Kent State (20-8, 9-6 Mid-American...
Kent State looks for home win vs Ohio
Ohio (12-14, 4-10) vs. Kent State (19-8, 8-6)
Memorial A & C Center, Kent, Ohio; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Kent State looks for its fifth straight win over Ohio at Memorial A &...
Roundtree leads Cent. Michigan over Kent St. 84-74
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Shawn Roundtree had 20 points as Central Michigan beat Kent State 84-74 on Tuesday night.
Rob Montgomery had 19 points and eight rebounds for Central Michigan (18-8, 7-6 Mid-American Conference), which earned its fourth straight home victory. Larry Austin Jr. added 17 points and 11 assists. Kevin McKay had 12 points, nine rebounds and four blocks for the home team.
Williams scores 20 to carry Kent St. past E. Michigan 71-58
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Antonio Williams had 20 points as Kent State defeated Eastern Michigan 71-58 on Saturday night.
Philip Whittington had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Kent State (19-6, 8-4 Mid-American Conference). Jaylin Walker added 15 points.
Kevin McAdoo had 13 points for the Eagles (11-14, 5-7). Tariq Silver added 10 points. Elijah Minnie had seven rebounds.
Paul Jackson, the Eagles' second leading scorer heading into the matchup at 14 points per game, had only 3 points (1 of 10).
Jackson scores 18 to lift Akron over Kent St. 72-53
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson had 18 points as Akron extended its home win streak to seven games, topping Kent State 72-53 on Friday night.
Tyler Cheese had 15 points for Akron (14-9, 6-4 Mid-American Conference). Daniel Utomi added 14 points.
Kent State scored 23 second-half points, a season low for the team.
Walker lifts Kent State over Miami (Ohio) 70-67
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Jaylin Walker sank four free throws in the final 22 seconds and finished with 27 points and Kent State held off Miami (Ohio) 70-67 on Tuesday night.
Walker made 13 of 14 free throws and added nine rebounds for the Golden Flashes (17-5, 6-3 Mid-American Conference) in a game where the final 15 points came from the foul line.
Williams lifts Kent State over Ball State 83-80 in OT
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Antonio Williams followed his desperation 3-pointer and scored the winning layup with 2.7 seconds left in overtime to help Kent State beat Ball State 83-80 on Saturday.
Williams threw it hard off the backboard from beyond the 3-point line, raced into the lane for the rebound and finished in the air. Ball State turned it over by throwing it out of bounds and C.J. Williamson iced it with two free throws.
Kent State rallies from 17-point deficit, beats Toledo in OT
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Jaylin Walker tied a career high with 36 points, making seven 3-pointers, and Kent State rallied from a 17-point, second-half deficit to beat Toledo 87-85 in overtime on Tuesday night.
Kent State took its first lead, 85-83, with 1:16 remaining as C.J. Williamson stole it, raced down the court and his behind-the-back pass led to Antonio Williams' fast-break dunk.
Walker’s 31 pts lead Kent State past N Illinois 78-68
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Jaylin Walker scored 31 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Kent State used a 50-point second half to beat Northern Illinois 78-68 on Saturday.
Antonio Williams scored 13 points with five assists for the Golden Flashes (14-4, 3-2 Mid-American Conference) and Akiean Frederick scored 12. Kent State won its second straight and now has tallied six wins in its last eight contests.
Walker scores 21 points, leads Kent State over Ohio 66-52
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Jaylin Walker scored 21 points and broke a 3-point record, Philip Whittington had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Kent State pulled away early in the second half to beat Ohio 66-52 on Tuesday night.
Walker hit three 3-pointers to become the leading 3-point shooter in Kent State history with 248 makes.
Kent State (13-4, 2-2 Mid-American Conference) bounced back from a 95-61 rout at Eastern Michigan in its last outing. Ohio (9-7, 1-3) has lost three of its last four.
Walker, Whittington propel Kent St past Western Michigan
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Jaylin Walker scored 23 points and handed out five assists and Philip Whittington added 13 points and a career-high 15 rebounds to lead Kent State to an 88-73 victory over Western Michigan on Tuesday night.
Kent State wins 6th straight, 83-76 over Wright State
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Jaylin Walker had 25 points and seven rebounds and hit three 3-pointers to help Kent State win its sixth straight in an 83-76 victory over Wright State on Saturday.
The Golden Flashes (8-1) took the lead for good at 75-74 on Antonio Williams' layup with 2:13 left in the game. That sparked an 8-0 run as the Raiders (4-6) missed four consecutive 3-point attempts and Kent State led 81-74 with 14 seconds to go.
Whittington leads Kent State past Norfolk State, 78-67
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Philip Whittington scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Kent State surged to a double-digit lead in the first half and maintained it for a 78-67 win over Norfolk State on Saturday afternoon.
Kent State now has won five straight and is 3-0 all-time against the Spartans.
Whittington has led the Golden Flashes in rebounding in seven of the last eight games and came in averaging just under eight boards.
Walker leads Kent State to 76-72 win over Detroit Mercy
DETROIT (AP) — Jaylin Walker scored a career-best 36 points on seven 3-pointers and grabbed six rebounds, leading Kent State to its fourth-straight victory, a 76-72 win over Detroit Mercy on Wednesday night.
Walker was 10 of 24 from the field and sank all nine of his free throws for the Golden Flashes (6-1). Antonio Williams added 13 points, five rebounds and four assists, three steals.
Kent St. rides first-half eruption to win over Savannah St.
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Antonio Williams scored 22 points with five rebounds and four assists and Kent State closed out its four-game homestand with a 104-84 win over Savannah State on Tuesday night.
Mitch Peterson's 3-point play six minutes in put Kent State (4-1) ahead 21-6. The Golden Flashes went on to a 63-38 halftime lead and extended the margin to 42 at 91-49 when Akiean Frederick made a layup with 11:12 left.
Big run lifts Kent State over Alcorn State 79-48
KENT, Ohio (AP) — C.J. Williamson and Antonio Williams scored 17 points apiece and Kent State used a big first-half run to beat Alcorn State 79-48 on Sunday.
Philip Whittington added 12 points with nine rebounds and Jalen Avery scored 10 for the Golden Flashes (3-1), who never trailed and shot 49 percent to the Braves' 38 percent.
Kent State beats NAIA Shawnee State 90-69
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Jalen Avery scored 17 points to lead six Kent State players in double figures, Philip Whittington had 11 points and 13 rebounds, and the Golden Flashes beat NAIA Shawnee State 90-69 on Tuesday night.
Newcomer Antonio Williams and BJ Duling each added 12 points for Kent State (2-0). Akiean Frederick scored 11 and Mitch Peterson had 10 points, six rebounds and four assists. Avery was one point off his career high in the opener, finishing with 23 points in an 83-79 win.
North Carolina beats Pittsburgh 38-35 in its ACC opener
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina finally got its offense playing with sustained efficiency and its defense providing sacks and third-quarter stops, a combination that helped turn things around in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener,
The Tar Heels are hoping it helps leave that 0-2 start completely in the past, too.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Ohio State transfer Antonio Williams can play this fall for North Carolina.
UNC said Friday that Williams is immediately eligible with two seasons of eligibility. Transfers typically sit a year at their new school per NCAA rules, but coach Larry Fedora last week said UNC had sought a waiver for immediate eligibility.
UNC adding Ohio State RB Antonio Williams as transfer
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina will add Ohio State transfer Antonio Williams to its backfield.
The school announced Tuesday that the running back is transferring with two years of eligibility remaining after he sits out this fall due to NCAA rules. He played in 12 games last year for the Buckeyes and 13 for his career, rushing 63 times for 318 yards and three touchdowns during his time there.