Scores

Final

Samford 66

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Kent State 69

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, November 13, 2009

    MAC Center, Kent, Ohio

    1 2 T
    SAM 34 3266
    KENT 31 3869

    Top Performers

    Samford: A. King 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Kent State: C. Singletary 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

    Kent St. 69, Samford 66

    Associated Press

    KENT, Ohio -- Chris Singletary scored 19 points to lead Kent State to a 69-66 victory over Samford on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

    Singletary, a preseason All-Mid American Conference guard, made 9 of 10 free throws, including two with 39 seconds remaining that boosted the Golden Flashes to a 68-60 lead.

    Tyree Evans and Justin Greene added 11 apiece for Kent State, which was outshot 53.5 percent to 41.3 percent.

    Andy King had 14 points to pace the Bulldogs.

    Kent State led 54-38 with 10 minutes left. Samford got within five with 6:37 to go before a layup by Rodriquez Sherman and a layup and dunk by Greene boosted the lead back to 11.

    Both teams were playing the first of three games in three days as part of the Hispanic College Fund Classic. Host Kent State has won its past 13 home openers.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press

    SPONSORED HEADLINES

    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SAM
    KENT
    Points 66 69
    FG Made-Attempted 23-43 (.535) 26-63 (.413)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-23 (.435) 3-21 (.143)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-19 (.526) 14-27 (.519)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 16

    2009-10 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    » Nov 13, 2009 @KENT 69, SAM 66Recap