Scores

Final

Kent State 61

(25-6, 13-3 MAC)

Akron 58

(21-9, 11-5 MAC)

    6:00 PM ET, March 9, 2008

    James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio

    1 2 T
    KENT 32 2961
    AKR 15 4358

    Top Performers

    Kent State: A. Fisher 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Blk

    Akron: J. Wood 23 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Kent St. 61, Akron 58

    Associated Press

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Al Fisher hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer that prevented Kent State from blowing a 13-point lead in the final 2 minutes in a 61-58 victory over Akron on Sunday night.

    The Golden Flashes (25-6, 13-3 Mid-American Conference) rolled to a 32-15 lead at the half and were on top by 13 with under 2 minutes left.

    But the Flashes had three turnovers during an 8-0 run by Akron that cut the lead to 55-50 with 59 seconds left. A free throw by Jordan Mincy and a dunk by Rodriguez Sherman put Kent State up 58-52 with 28 seconds remaining.

    Nick Dials hit a 3-pointer with 21 seconds left and then after a turnover by Mike Scott, Jeremiah Wood, who led Akron (21-9, 11-5) with 23 points, hit a tying 3-pointer with 8 seconds remaining.

    Fisher, who led the Flashes with 17 points, then made the game-winner.

    Haminn Quaintance added 13 points for Kent State.

    Brett McKnight had 11 points for Akron.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    KENT
    AKR
    Points 61 58
    FG Made-Attempted 22-54 (.407) 16-50 (.320)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 3-23 (.130)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-18 (.667) 23-31 (.742)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 17 0

    2007-08 Season

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