Scores

Final

Kent State 75

(12-6, 2-3 MAC)

Akron 84

(12-7, 4-1 MAC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    6:00 PM ET, January 21, 2012

    James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio

    1 2 T
    KENT 42 3375
    AKR 34 5084

    Top Performers

    Kent State: R. Holt 27 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 Stl

    Akron: N. Harney 21 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Stl

    Akron 84, Kent St. 75

    Associated Press

    AKRON, Ohio -- Nick Harney scored 21 points and Akron defeated Kent State 84-75 on Saturday night in a rematch of last season's Mid-American Conference tournament championship game.

    Harney made 10 of 12 field goal attempts and helped the Zips shoot 55.6 percent (35 of 63) from the field.

    Chauncey Gilliam added 11 points and Brian Walsh had 10 for Akron (12-7, 4-1), which has won eight of its past nine conference games.

    Akron overcame a 42-34 halftime deficit. Kent Sate led 55-46 early in the second half before the Zips went on a 12-0 run to take the lead for good at 58-55 on a 3-pointer by Nikola Cvetinovic with 11:02 remaining. The Zips made 21 of 34 field goal attempts in the second half and scored 12 points off eight Kent State turnovers.

    Randal Holt scored 27 points and Justin Greene added 11 for the Golden Flashes (12-6, 2-3).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    KENT
    AKR
    Points 75 84
    FG Made-Attempted 28-65 (.431) 35-63 (.556)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 7-16 (.438)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-17 (.824) 7-11 (.636)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 15

    2011-12 Season

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