Basketball falls to CMU


DaRohn Scott of Central Michigan University scores a layup against Kent State on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 at McGuirk Arena.

Zac Sommer

Another tough road loss for the Kent State men’s basketball team (15-7, 6-3 Mid-American Conference) as the Flashes lost 88-61 to Central Michigan University (13-9, 6-3 MAC) Tuesday night.

“We have to defend at a higher level,” coach Rob Senderoff said. “That’s the bottom line. If we don’t do that, it’s going to be tough to win games.” 

Kent State turned the ball over 14 total times and nine times in the first half of Tuesday’s game.

The Flashes were without senior guard Xavier Walker and freshman guard Jaylin Walker for the first time this season.

Redshirt junior Jimmy Hall finished with 24 points and nine rebounds as redshirt junior Kellon Thomas finished with 12 points and three rebounds.

The Flashes return home this weekend as they look to take on the University of Toledo at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Zac Sommer is a sports reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact him at [email protected]