KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Zabo had 19 points, including a layup as time expired, and Jalen Avery scored eight of his 13 points in the final seven-plus minutes to help Kent State slip past Northern Illinois 61-59 on Monday night in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament.
Pippen is clutch, Kent State edges Miami (Ohio) 90-83 OT
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Zabo scored 21 points, sophomore Danny Pippen scored 17 and blocked a potential game-winning shot in regulation and scored seven points in overtime as Kent State went the extra five minutes to defeat Miami (Ohio) 90-83 Tuesday night.
Kent State (15-15, 9-8 Mid-American) has won two straight, but lost a chance for a first-round bye in the MAC Tournament after Eastern Michigan also won Tuesday.
Avery’s late FTs give Kent St. 64-63 win over Bowling Green
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Jalen Avery made two free throws with 3.9 seconds left for the fifth lead change in the final minute and Kent State defeated Bowling Green 64-63 on Saturday night.
Avery took the ball coast-to-coast, driving hard to the basket after Demajeo Wiggins had given the Falcons the lead with free throws at 8.4 seconds.
Moses, Teague lead Ball State over Kent State 87-68
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Trey Moses scored 22 points, Tahjai Teague had 20 points and 14 rebounds and Ball State cruised to an 87-68 victory over Kent State on Friday night.
Ball State (16-9, 7-5 Mid-American Conference) has won four of its last five games. Kent State (12-13, 6-6) has lost three straight.
Moses was 9 of 10 from the field and Teague was 8-of-12 shooting. Sean Sellers added 15 points and Tayler Persons had 13, and the duo combined for six of the Cardinals' eight 3-pointers.
Kent State rallies from 18 down, tops 1st-place Buffalo
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Danny Pippen scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Adonis De La Rosa had 20 points, six boards and five assists and Kent State completed an 18-point comeback to beat first-place Buffalo 82-79 on Tuesday night.
Kent State guard Jaylin Walker spun to split two defenders and hit a floater to tie it at 77 with 1:27 to go and Pippen made a layup with 37 seconds left to give the Golden Flashes their first lead since 2-0.
Zabo’s hot hand in OT lifts Kent State over Ball State 88-80
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Zabo scored seven of his 21 points in overtime and Danny Pippen finished with a double-double to power Kent State to an 88-80 victory over Ball State on Tuesday night.
Pippen scored 11 with 16 rebounds for the Golden Flashes (10-10, 4-3 Mid-American Conference), who beat the Cardinals for a 15th straight time. Adonis De La Rosa finished with 15 points and eight rebounds, Jaylin Walker scored 17 with seven boards and Jalen Avery and BJ Duling added 10 points each.
Zabo, Peterson lead Kent State past Western Michigan 73-71
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Zabo tossed in 23 points, Mitch Peterson made a putback just before the buzzer and Kent State beat Western Michigan 73-71 on Tuesday night.
On Kent State's final possession, Zabo drove the middle of the lane but had his shot blocked. It fell to Danny Pippen, who came up short on a hook and it was knocked out to Peterson for the game-winner.
De La Rosa, Kent State hold off Cleveland State 72-62
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Adonis De La Rosa scored 16 points with seven rebounds and three assists to propel Kent State to a 72-62 victory over Cleveland State on Saturday.
Kevin Zabo added 17 points, but he was just 1 of 8 from 3-point range as the Golden Flashes (5-3) connected on 5 of 26 (19.2 percent) from long range. Jalen Avery had 15 points and BJ Duling scored 10 for Kent State (5-3).
Kent State rallies past winless Norfolk State 79-70
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Adonis De La Rosa had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Jalen Avery scored 18 points, and Kent State beat winless Norfolk State 79-70 on Wednesday night.
Kevin Zabo scored 15 points with four assists and Danny Pippen and Mitch Peterson grabbed seven rebounds apiece for the Green Flashes (4-3).
Walker, De La Rosa lead Kent St. over Youngstown St. 111-78
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jaylin Walker and Adonis De La Rosa scored 20 points apiece as Kent State beat Youngstown State 111-78 in a season opener for both teams Saturday night.
Jalen Avery added 14 points with eight rebounds and five assists for Golden Flashes. Danny Pippen had 13 points and eight rebounds and Desmond Ridenour chipped in 12 points. Kent State averaged 55 percent shooting overall — compared to 38 percent for YSU — and had a 57-41 rebounding edge.
Edwin lifts Kent State past Cleveland State in OT 79-74
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Jimmy Hall scored 19 points to go with a career-high 18 rebounds and Deon Edwin got 10 of his 12 points in overtime as Kent State stopped a Cleveland State rally for a 79-74 win Saturday.
Trailing 69-68 in overtime, Kent State (1-0) got a 7-0 run fueled by Edwin — two layups and a 3-pointer — to put the Golden Flashes on top for good with 1:06 left. Edwin also had a jumper to open the scoring in OT and closed out the extra period with a free throw to seal it.