Men’s basketball draws No. 9 seed, face UNLV in first round

Jeff Russ

The Kent State men’s basketball team will travel to Omaha Thursday to face UNLV in the NCAA Tournament after drawing a No. 9 seed.

The Flashes (28-6 overall 13-3 Mid-American Conference)earned the invitation after winning the MAC Conference Championship 74-55 Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

UNLV (26-7) is the No. 8 seed in the region. The team earned its bid after winning the Mountain West Conference Championship 76-61 over No. 23 ranked BYU.

If the Flashes win, they will play either No. 1 ranked Kansas or No. 16 ranked Portland State. The game will be aired on CBS, and will preview the game throughout the week.