Scores

Final

Kent State 77

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Binghamton 52

(0-2, 0-1 home)

    6:30 PM ET, November 19, 2004

    BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    1 2 T
    KENT 38 3977
    BING 33 1952

    Top Performers

    Kent State: J. Youngblood 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Binghamton: T. Hailey 12 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast

    Kent State 77, Binghamton 52

    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jay Youngblood and Armon Gates scored 14 points each to lead Kent State to a 77-52 victory over Binghamton Friday night in the first round of the Blue and Gold Pepsi Classic.

    Marcus Crenshaw, a freshman playing his first game for Kent State (1-0), added 12 points.

    Troy Hailey led Binghamton (0-2) with 12 points and Andre Heard had 9.

    Kent State took control early in the second half by going on a 14-3 run to take a 52-36 lead on a 3-pointer by Gates with 13:40 remaining. Gates hit two 3-pointers and Youngblood had five points in the run.

    Hailey's three-point play made it 52-39 before Kent State took off on a 13-4 run, including seven straight points by DeAndre Hayes on two long jumpers and a 3-pointer, to make it 65-43. Kevin Warzynski added four points during the run.

    Binghamton never got closer than 20 points the rest of the way and made only 7 of 28 field goal tries in the second half. For the game, Binghamton shot 33.9 percent.

    Kent State shot 47 percent from the field in the second half, including seven 3-pointers.

    Kent State advanced to Saturday's game against the winner of the Marquette-Sam Houston State game later Friday night.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    KENT
    BING
    Points 77 52
    FG Made-Attempted 25-60 (.417) 19-56 (.339)
    3P Made-Attempted 14-31 (.452) 8-25 (.320)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-16 (.813) 6-10 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 25 0

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