Scores

Final

Kent State 54

(8-11, 1-4 MAC)

Akron 68

(10-8, 2-3 MAC)

    12:00 PM ET, January 24, 2009

    James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio

    1 2 T
    KENT 25 2954
    AKR 39 2968

    Top Performers

    Kent State: A. Simpson 16 Pts, 16 Reb

    Akron: B. McKnight 29 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Akron 68, Kent St. 54

    Associated Press

    AKRON, Ohio -- Brett McKnight scored 29 points to lead Akron over visiting Kent State 68-54 on Saturday.

    McKnight led all scorers while only playing 24 minutes. Chris McKnight added 11 points for the Zips.

    Akron (10-8, 2-3) scored 21 points off 18 Kent State turnovers, achieving a 14-point halftime advantage it wouldn't relinquish despite a more competitive second half.

    Kent State (8-11, 1-4) shot a paltry 28 percent (8-of-29) from the field in the first half, digging an early hole that couldn't be overcome by a stronger second half. The Golden Flashes pulled ahead by one point with about 8:20 in the final period but then Akron went on a run to close out the game.

    Anthony Simpson led Kent State with 16 points and 16 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    KENT
    AKR
    Points 54 68
    FG Made-Attempted 20-59 (.339) 23-52 (.442)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-14 (.286) 5-23 (.217)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-18 (.556) 17-24 (.708)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 16

    2008-09 Season

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