Scores

Final

Kent State 62

(9-6, 0-1 MAC)

Akron 65

(10-5, 1-0 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 8, 2011

    James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio

    1 2 T
    KENT 27 3562
    AKR 30 3565

    Top Performers

    Kent State: R. Sherman 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Stl

    Akron: Z. Marshall 20 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Akron 65, Kent St. 62

    Associated Press

    AKRON, Ohio -- Zeke Marshall scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help Akron beat Kent State 65-62 on Saturday night in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams.

    Brett McKnight finished with 19 points for the Zips (10-5, 1-0), who have won three straight and six of their last seven games.

    Kent State held a 55-53 lead with 4:38 left in the second half after Justin Manns made a free throw. But that was the last time the Golden Flashes (9-6, 0-1) would lead, as Akron pulled ahead for good on Marshall's layup and two free throws.

    Rodriquez Sherman led Kent State with 19 points, Michael Porrini scored 12, Randal Holt had 11 and Justin Greene added 10. The Golden Flashes have lost three in a row.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    KENT
    AKR
    Points 62 65
    FG Made-Attempted 20-57 (.351) 21-59 (.356)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 6-23 (.261)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-22 (.773) 17-25 (.680)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 3

    2010-11 Season

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