Scores

Final

W Carolina 72

(19-10, 9-7 Southern)

Kent State 74

(20-8, 10-3 MAC)

    8:00 PM ET, February 20, 2010

    1 2 T
    WCU 33 3972
    KENT 34 4074

    Top Performers

    Western Carolina: R. Gordon 16 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Kent State: J. Greene 21 Pts, 9 Reb

    Kent St. 74, W. Carolina 72

    Associated Press

    KENT, Ohio -- Justin Greene scored 21 points and Kent State held off Western Carolina 74-72 on Saturday night.

    Tyree Evans added 14 points, and Chris Singletary and Rodriguez Sherman each had 11 for the Golden Flashes (20-8), who have won two games in a row and eight of their past 10.

    Kent survived an 8-3 run in the final minute to preserve the win. Trailing 71-64 with 51 seconds to play, the Catamounts' Jake Robinson hit a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 72-70 with 7 seconds to go. Greene pushed the lead to 74-70 with two free throws before the Catamounts' Richie Gordon closed out the scoring with a layup with 2 seconds remaining.

    Gordon had 16 points, and Brandon Giles and Mike Williams each added 11 for the Catamounts (19-8), who lost their second game in a row and fifth in the past six games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WCU
    KENT
    Points 72 74
    FG Made-Attempted 27-61 (.443) 27-52 (.519)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-27 (.296) 6-17 (.353)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-19 (.526) 14-23 (.609)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 10

    2009-10 Season

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