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.
Avery had also put the Golden Flashes on top with free throws at 13.8 seconds but the play of the final minute was a Wiggins layup with 23.3 to go. Justin Turner missed a step-back 3 and Derek Koch got the offensive rebound but was blocked by Dylan Frey. Koch got the ball back and was blocked by Danny Pippen before Wiggins came up with the ball.
Kevin Zabo had 15 points for Kent State (14-15, 8-8 Mid-American Conference). Pippen had 11 points, eight rebounds and six blocks.
Turner led the Falcons (16-13, 7-9) with 17 points and Wiggins had 14 with 13 rebounds.