Scores

Final

Kent State 74

(23-8, 13-3 MAC)

Akron 61

(22-9, 12-4 MAC)

8:00 PM ET, March 5, 2010

James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio

1 2 T
KENT 31 4374
AKR 23 3861

Top Performers

Kent State: A. Simpson 23 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Akron: J. Conyers 18 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

Kent St. 74, Akron 61

Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio -- Anthony Simpson scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to pace Kent State to a 74-61 win over Akron on Friday night.

Rodriquez Sherman added 15 points and five assists for the Golden Flashes (23-8, 13-3 Mid-American Conference), who have won five games in a row. The win earned Kent State the 2010 Mid-American Conference title and an automatic bid to the post season.

After leading 31-23 at halftime, the Golden Flashes used a 12-2 run in the second half to take a 50-31 lead with 13:46 remaining. The Zips never recovered, as they failed to get any closer than within 12 points.

Jimmy Conyers finished with 18 points and seven rebounds to lead the Zips (22-9, 12-4).

Kent State shot 51.7 percent from the field (30-for-58), while Akron shot only 38.5 percent (20-for-52). The Golden Flashes scored 25 points off of Akron's 17 turnovers.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
KENT
AKR
Points 74 61
FG Made-Attempted 30-58 (.517) 20-52 (.385)
3P Made-Attempted 3-12 (.250) 3-19 (.158)
FT Made-Attempted 11-14 (.786) 18-26 (.692)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 20 6

2009-10 Season

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