MONROE, La. (AP) — Travis Munnings had 28 points as Louisiana-Monroe beat Kent State 87-77 in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament on Thursday night.
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...
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 &...
Kent State faces tough test vs No. 25 Buffalo
Kent State (19-7, 8-5) vs. No. 25 Buffalo (23-3, 11-2)
Alumni Arena, Buffalo, New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 25 Buffalo presents a tough challenge for Kent State. Kent...
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).
Walker scores 25 to lift Kent St. over W. Michigan 82-63
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Jaylin Walker had 25 points as Kent State beat Western Michigan 82-63 on Thursday.
Mitch Peterson had 17 points for Kent State (18-6, 7-4 Mid-American Conference). Philip Whittington added 17 points and 13 rebounds. Anthony Roberts had 14 points for the visitors.
Kent State totaled 51 second-half points, a season best for the team.
Josh Davis had 17 points for the Broncos (7-18, 1-11). Michael Flowers added 15 points. Seth Dugan had 12 points.
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.
Bowling Green bowls over Kent State in MAC opener 86-64
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Justin Turner scored 20 points, Demajeo Wiggins added 19 with 14 rebounds for his 11th double-double this season and Bowling Green defeated Kent State 86-64 on Saturday night in a Mid-American Conference opener.
Antwon Lillard added three 3-pointers and 14 points and Dylan Frye scored 12 for Bowling Green (9-5), which won its fifth straight while ending a three-game win streak for the Golden Flashes (11-3).
Walker’s late FTs push Kent State past Albany 70-68
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Jaylin Walker scored 26 points and made a pair of free throws with three seconds left to give Kent State a 70-68 nonconference victory over Albany on Friday night.
Antonio Rizzuto hit a 3-pointer and Ahmad Clark made two free throws to give Albany a 66-65 lead with 1:49 remaining. Walker answered with a 3-pointer, but Clark tied it at 68 with two free throws before Walker sealed it.
Walker scores 26 in Kent State’s win over Oregon State
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Jaylin Walker came off the bench in his first game for Kent State this season, and both he and the team played well. So coach Rob Senderoff decided to stick with that rotation.
It worked well again Friday afternoon when Walker scored 26 points with four 3-pointers and grabbed seven rebounds as Kent State held on to beat Oregon State 66-63.
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.
Garland injured in Vanderbilt’s 77-75 loss to Kent State
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kent State got a big road win and Vanderbilt got something big to worry about.
Vanderbilt star Darius Garland left early with an injury and Jaylin Walker scored 22 points in his first game of the season after returning from a suspension as Kent State handed the Commodores their first loss with a 77-75 victory Friday.
Jalen Avery and C.J. Williamson both scored 18 points for Kent State (5-1), which made 12 of 24 shots from 3-point range.
Vanderbilt’s star player injured in loss to Kent State
NASHVILLE, Tenn -- (AP) — Vanderbilt star Darius Garland left early with an injury and Jaylin Walker scored 22 points as Kent State handed the Commodores their first loss with a 77-75 victory Friday at the Commodore Classic.
Jalen Avery and C.J. Williamson both scored 18 points for Kent State (5-1), which made 12 of 24 shots from 3-point range.
Walker and Avery both made four 3-pointers.
Simi Shittu led Vanderbilt (4-1) with 20 points and eight rebounds, and Joe Toye added 15 points.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jeremy Harris scored 22 points and CJ Massinburg scored 14 and Buffalo beat Kent State 78-61 on Friday and advanced to the Mid-American Conference Tournament title game.
The top-seeded Bulls (25-8) will play Friday night's other semifinal winner between second seed Toledo and No. 3 Eastern Michigan.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jalen Avery hit a driving layup with 24 seconds left and Jaylin Walker scored 19 points as defending champion Kent State, the fifth-seed moved into the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament with a 76-73 win over fourth-seeded Ball State on Thursday.
Adonis De La Rosa scored 13 of his 17 points on free throws for the Golden Flashes (17-16), who will play top-seeded Buffalo in Friday's first semifinal. The Bulls advanced with an 89-74 win over Central Michigan.
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.
Akron slips past Kent State 67-65
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Daniel Utomi had 20 points and eight rebounds, Eric Parrish made a pair of free throws with three seconds left on Friday night and Akron closed the regular season with a 67-65 win over Kent State.
The Zips (15-16, 9-9 Mid-American Conference) held the Golden Flashes (13-17, 6-12) scoreless for the final 3:38 and scored five points, all at the foul line, during that time. Utomi split two pairs of free throws, the second making it 65-all with 1:43 left.
Walker, Avery lead Kent State past Akron 78-68
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Jaylin Walker tossed in 27 points, sinking 7 of 12 shots from 3-point range, and Kent State pulled away late to beat Akron 78-68 on Saturday to snap a four-game losing streak.
Jalen Avery added 16 points and reserve BJ Duling scored 13 with four rebounds and a pair of steals for the Golden Flashes (13-14, 7-7 Mid-American Conference).
Harris, Clark help Buffalo beat Kent State 84-72
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jeremy Harris had 24 points and Wes Clark scored 19, including three 3-pointers, to help Buffalo beat Kent State 84-72 on Tuesday night.
Harris and Clark combined to make 17 of 29 (58.6 percent) from the field. Nick Perkins had 15 points and 10 rebounds, while CJ Massinburg added eight points, nine rebounds and seven assists for Buffalo (19-7, 11-2 Mid-American Conference).
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.
Jackson, Minnie help Eastern Michigan beat Kent State 71-67
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Paul Jackson had 17 points and eight assists, Elijah Minnie added 15 points, three blocks and three steals and Eastern Michigan beat Kent State 71-67 on Tuesday night.
Eastern Michigan (14-10, 5-6 Mid-American Conference) won in Kent for the first time since beating the Golden Flashes 79-73 on Feb. 7, 1998.
Bowling Green rallies to beat Kent State 70-62
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Justin Turner scored 20 points, Demajeo Wiggins added 13 and Bowling Green overcame a 19-point first-half deficit to beat Kent State 70-62 on Saturday to sweep the season series against the Golden Flashes.
Rodrick Caldwell scored 12 points and Antwon Lillard 11 for the Falcons (14-9, 5-5 Mid-American Conference), who trailed 31-25 at halftime after shooting 9 of 33 (27.3 percent) from the field.
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.
Kent State uses strong 2nd half to beat Central Michigan
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Zabo had 22 points, Jaylin Walker added 21 and Kent State overcame a nine-point halftime deficit to beat Central Michigan 84-76 on Saturday.
Zabo's 3-pointer with 1:27 left made it 74-67 and Micah Peterson extended the lead to 78-69 on a pair of free throws at 1:01. The Chippewas got within five on Matt Beachler's 3 with 38 seconds left, but the Golden Flashes (11-10, 5-3 Mid-American Conference) made 3 of 4 free throws to hold on for the victory.
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.
Fletcher scores 17 with 12 boards, Toledo beats Kent State
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Tre'Shaun Fletcher had his eighth double-double of the season, including seven points in the final four minutes, and Luke Knapke had 16 points and nine rebounds to help Toledo beat Kent State 72-65 on Saturday night for its fifth win in a row.
Fletcher finished 17 points, 12 rebounds and four assists, Jaelen Sanford added 14 points and five assists and Marreon Jackson scored 11 for Toledo (13-6, 5-1 Mid-American Conference).
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.
Kent St. drops C. Michigan behind De La Rosa’s career game
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Adonis De La Rosa had career highs of 24 points and 14 rebounds and Kent State defeated Central Michigan 85-69 on Saturday.
Jaylin Walker scored 26 points on 6-of-9 shooting from 3-point range — and 6 of 7 from the free-throw line — Kevin Zabo scored 17 points and Jaylen Avery 12 and the Golden Flashes never trailed.
N. Illinois uses 16-3 run to down Kent St. 72-59
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Levi Bradley scored 25 points and a tied a career-high with 14 rebounds and Northern Illinois pulled away in the second half to beat Kent State 75-61 on Tuesday night in a Mid-American Conference opener.
Bradley also set a career best with 14-of-14 shooting from the free throw line. Northern Illinois led 33-32 at halftime before Desmond Ridenour's layup put the Golden Flashes up 51-48 with 11 minutes left.
Walker leads Kent State past Oregon State 79-78
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State took advantage of a rare opportunity for a mid-major basketball program on Thursday night
Jaylin Walker scored 25 points, including 19 in the second half, and the Golden Flashes, hosting a Pac-12 Conference team for the first time, defeated Oregon State 79-78.
Kent State, which won the Mid-American Conference tournament last season, also hosted a regular-season game against a power conference team for the first time since 1978 against Illinois
Ingram with 18, Loyola-Chicago beats Kent State 75-60
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Donte Ingram scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Loyola-Chicago remained undefeated, beating Kent State 75-60 in the Savannah Invitational on Saturday.
Ingram was 7 of 11 from the field including four 3-pointers for the Ramblers (7-0). Marques Townes added 14 points, Aundre Jackson and Clayton Custer had 11 points apiece and Cameron Krutwig had 11 rebounds in addition to his five points.
Valpo beats Kent State 77-67 for 6th straight victory
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Tevonn Walker scored 19 points, Bakari Evelyn had 13 points and seven assists, and Valparaiso beat Kent State 77-67 on Friday night for its sixth straight win.
Valpo is off to its best start since the 1966-67 squad won seven in a row. The Crusaders play UNC Wilmington on Saturday.
Polanco hits 4-point play, SE La. upsets Kent St. 70-66
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Eddy Polanco completed a 4-point play in the final minutes to take the lead and Southeastern Louisiana held on to upset Kent State 70-66 on Tuesday night.
De La Rosa’s double-double paces Kent State in 80-67 win
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Adonis De La Rosa posted his second straight double-double and Jaylin Walker scored 19 points in Kent State's 80-67 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Sunday.
De La Rosa made all three of his field-goal attempts and all eight of his free throws in scoring 14 points while pulling down 10 rebounds. BJ Duling added 14 points and three of Kent State's 11 steals while Jalen Avery had a career-high 10 assists to go with five points. The Golden Flashes (3-0) shot 52 percent.