Men’s basketball postponed because of snow

Rachel Jones

Classes were not the only things put on hold because of the ice and snow this week.

The Kent State men’s basketball team had to postpone its road game at Western Michigan on Feb. 2 due to the dangerous weather conditions. The teams will now face off on Monday Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.

Make up date:

Monday Feb. 21 at 7 p.m

With the Flashes (14-7, 5-2 Mid-American Conference) on a 3-game winning streak, senior guard Rod Sherman said he was upset to find out the game was rescheduled.

“We were ready to roll and getting anxious to go,” Sherman said. “I was upset, especially because we were the only other MAC game besides Buffalo (vs. Toledo) to get rescheduled.”

A closed campus meant no practice either, but Sherman said the break was nice. He spent the day resting and recovering from a cold.

Feeling the effects of mid-season play, a few of the other players who were “banged up” also spent the day recharging.

In the heat of the MAC schedule, Sherman said the canceled game also provided a mental break.

“Your mind is always going,” he said. “We got to settle a little bit, but still stay focused on the big goal.”

The big goal is a repeat MAC Championship, which the Flashes can improve their chances for on Saturday against Central Michigan at 5 p.m. in the M.A.C. Center.

““We play well on TV. Hopefully, we can just keep rolling.” Rod Sherman “

Central Michigan recently ended a 3-game losing streak, defeating Ohio 91-85 on Wednesday, but they still have a road record of 1-9.

Trey Zeigler leads the Chippewas (6-15, 3-5 MAC) with 17.3 points per game this season, but Kent State boasts Justin Greene.

The junior forward’s five MAC East Player of the Week awards set Kent State school records for the most in one season and the most in a career.

Greene is also the only player in the MAC ranked in the top 16 in all four categories: points (13th with 14.4 per game), rebounds (seventh with 7.1 per game), blocked shots (fifth with 1.1 per game) and steals (11th with 1.3 per game).

If Greene’s contributions continue Saturday, the Flashes could earn their 500th win in the M.A.C. Center.

The game will already be monumental as Kent State hosts Hall of Fame Day.

The Kent State women’s basketball team completes the doubleheader with a battle against Western Michigan at 7:30 p.m. The snowstorm caused this schedule change, too.

With a home crowd and ESPNU cameras around them, Sherman said the Flashes are looking to add to their five wins in the past six games.

“We play well on TV,” Sherman said with a laugh. “Hopefully, we can just keep rolling.”

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