Scores

Final

Ohio 81

(19-14, 7-9 MAC)

Kent State 64

(23-9, 13-3 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, March 11, 2010

    Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

    1 2 T
    OHIO 40 4181
    KENT 24 4064

    Top Performers

    Ohio: A. Bassett 38 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl

    Kent State: A. Simpson 12 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast

    Ohio 81, Kent St. 64

    Associated Press

    CLEVELAND -- Armon Bassett scored 38 points to lead Ohio past top-seeded Kent State, 81-64 Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament.

    Bassett dominated the game for the ninth-seeded Bobcats, who advance to the semifinals against Miami (Ohio), 73-59 winners over Buffalo, on Friday night. The junior guard was 9 of 17 from the field, made all 16 of his free throws, had seven assists and five rebounds in playing all 40 minutes.

    Ohio (19-14) lost to Kent State twice in the regular season, but took control early and led by double figures for most of the first half. Ohio led by as many as 17 and was up 40-24 at halftime.

    DeVaughn Washington chipped in 19 points for Ohio.

    Chris Singletary, who led Kent State (23-9) with 19 points before fouling out, scored six in less than two minutes, including a three-point play to pull within 66-60 with 4:01 left.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    OHIO
    KENT
    Points 81 64
    FG Made-Attempted 24-48 (.500) 24-67 (.358)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 3-20 (.150)
    FT Made-Attempted 27-32 (.844) 13-26 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 17 2

    2009-10 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 9, 2010 KENT 62, @OHIO 60Recap
    Feb 17, 2010 @KENT 74, OHIO 67Recap
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