Men’s basketball home opener cancelled


Members of the Kent State University men’s basketball team cheer on their team during the last few minutes of the men’s basketball game against Ball State University. Kent State lost to Ball State 54-62 on Feb. 4, 2020.

The Kent State men’s basketball season opener against Alcorn State Saturday was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. At 9:54 a.m. an official statement was released on the Kent State Department of Athletics website. 

“Today’s Kent State men’s basketball game will not be played due to COVID-19 concerns. The health and safety of our student-athletes and staff is our highest priority.” 

The Flashes are poised for a promising season in 2020-2021. With preseason second team All-MAC Forward Danny Pippen returning, along with the arrival of 2020 All-Ohio Mr. Basketball VonCameron Davis, the team is expected to be a fun watch. 

The Flashes are home for their second scheduled game against Horizon League opponent Purdue Fort-Wayne Dec. 1 at the M.A.C. Center. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m., and you can catch the broadcast on ESPN+.

Dante Centofanti is a sports reporter. Contact him at [email protected].


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