Scores

Final

Akron 68

(19-12, 9-7 MAC)

Kent State 79

(21-10, 12-4 MAC)

    Coverage: ESPN2/WatchESPN

    7:00 PM ET, March 4, 2011

    MAC Center, Kent, Ohio

    1 2 T
    AKR 31 3768
    KENT 27 5279

    Top Performers

    Akron: D. Roberts 11 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Kent State: C. Guyton 16 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Kent St. 79, Akron 68

    Associated Press

    KENT, Ohio -- Justin Greene scored 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Kent State over Akron 79-68 on Friday night to clinch the Mid-American Conference regular-season championship.

    Rodriquez Sherman added 17 points, Carlton Guyton had 16 and Randal Holt 14 for the Golden Flashes (21-10, 12-4), who became just the second team since 1963 to win back-to-back outright conference titles.

    Kent State trailed 39-35 with 14:45 left and scored on 18 of its final 20 possessions to pull ahead. A dunk from Guyton with 12:21 to go gave the Golden Flashes a 44-43 lead and they led the rest of the way.

    Quincy Diggs scored 12 points and Darryl Roberts and Brett McKnight each had 11 for the Zips (19-12, 9-7), who shot 50 percent from the floor (28 of 56).

    Kent State trailed 31-27 at halftime, but went 22 for 32 from the floor (68.8 percent) in the second half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AKR
    KENT
    Points 68 79
    FG Made-Attempted 28-56 (.500) 33-65 (.508)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-21 (.333) 4-15 (.267)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-9 (.556) 9-11 (.818)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 11

    2010-11 Season

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