The Kent State Golden Flashes could not get the job done this time around against their arch rivals, Akron Zips. The Zips defeat the Golden Flashes, 66-56. The leading scorer for Akron was Jimond Ivey with 14 points, 12 rebounds and 1 assist.
With the loss tonight, Kent State is officially the sixth seed in the MAC Tournament and will play in a, play in game Monday night vs. Central Michigan and the game will be at Kent State. Central Michigan is the No. 11 seed in the tournament. The winner will go on and continue in the tournament in Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Flashes were in the game for the majority of it. They only led twice and twice led by one point. The Flashes could look and turn where they lost and it was the three point shooting. They shot 3/22 from three (13.6%). The second half, they shot 1/10 from three (10%). If the Flashes would of hit a couple more three’s, the outcome of this game could be different.
The Flashes shot 33.3% from the field and 65% from the free throw.
The leading scorer for the Golden Flashes was senior Jimmy Hall who had 16 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block and 1 steal. Jaylin Walker also had 13 points, 9 rebounds and 2 steals also had a couple of nasty crossovers in the game. Lastly, senior Deon Edwin added in 12 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal.
Despite the loss, Jimmy Hall is the player of the game with 16 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block and 1 steal.
No. 6 Kent State vs. No. 11 Central Michigan in a play-in game at Kent State. Tipoff set for 7 p.m. Eastern.