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Kent State junior center Adonis De La Rosa dunks during the Flashes season-ending 78-61 loss to Buffalo in the Mid-American Conference tournament semifinals on March 9, 2018.

Flashes run into Buffalo buzzsaw, get bounced in MAC semifinals

Cameron Hoover March 9, 2018

A season full of twists, turns, wild finishes and exciting moments for the Kent State men’s basketball team ended with an unceremonious thud Friday night, as poor shooting and defensive breakdowns culminated...

Kent State center Adonis De La Rosa scored 17 points on 13-for-16 free-throw shooting and pulled down 10 rebounds during Kent States 76-73 MAC tournament quarterfinal win over Ball State.

Survive and advance: Flashes outlast Ball State

Cameron Hoover March 8, 2018

Four Kent State players finished in double-figures in a 76-73 win over Ball State in Thursday’s Mid-American Conference tournament quarterfinal at Quicken Loans Arena.The Flashes (17-16) leapt out to...

Nike Sibande celebrates with his Miami (OH) teammates after what he thought was a game-winner on Feb. 27, 2018. 

Flashes survive late scare, outlast Miami (OH)

Cameron Hoover February 27, 2018

The final 10 seconds in regulation of Tuesday night’s contest between Kent State and Miami (OH) was more a collection of moments than the dying embers of a college basketball game.The Flashes had struggled...

Kent State senior guard Kevin Zabo gets fouled driving to the basket during the Flashes 88-76 loss to Ohio at the Convocation Center Feb. 20, 2018. 

Red-hot shooting lifts Ohio past Kent State

Cameron Hoover February 20, 2018

Kent State junior point guard Jalen Avery had a very simple explanation for the Flashes’ loss at Ohio Tuesday night.“I’m really disappointed in our defense,” said Avery, who scored nine points...

Junior guard Jaylin Walker goes up for a reverse layup during Kent States 82-79 win over Buffalo Jan. 30, 2018. 

Flashes stagnant in standoff at Buffalo, lose fourth straight

Cameron Hoover February 13, 2018

Frustration. A slow start. Unenthusiastic effort. Poor three-point shooting. Uninspired rebounding. Listlessness. A lack of togetherness.All of these themes from Kent State’s current two-week, four-game...

Kent State senior guard goes up for a layup in an 88-80 overtime win over Ball State on Jan. 23, 2018. Zabo led the Flashes with 21 points. 

Moses, Teague dominate the paint in Cardinals’ win over Flashes

Cameron Hoover February 10, 2018

For the first time since Jan. 2, 2005, Ball State (16-9, 7-5 Mid-American Conference) beat Kent State (12-13, 6-6 MAC), 87-68, behind frontcourt domination from Trey Moses and Tahjai Teague.Moses led the...

Coach Rob Senderoff gives instructions during a timeout during Kent States 70-62 loss at Bowling Green Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. 

Second-half struggles down Flashes in loss at Bowling Green

Cameron Hoover February 3, 2018

 Even after Kent State put the Mid-American Conference on notice with a statement win over then-undefeated Buffalo Tuesday at the M.A.C. Center, the Flashes still couldn’t carry that momentum on the...

Kent State center Adonis De La Rosa attempts a shot during the second half of the game against Cleveland State in the M.A.C Center Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. 

Fueled by the past, De La Rosa embraces the future

Cameron Hoover January 31, 2018

On Jan. 14, 2011, Adonis De La Rosa, a 6-foot-9-inch freshman at Christ the King High School in the Bronx, New York, caught a pass from his point guard Jahshanti Allen and threw down his first career slam...

Adonis De La Rosa goes up for two of his 20 points in Kent States 82-79 win over Buffalo.

Pippen, De La Rosa fuel second-half comeback as Flashes hand Buffalo first MAC loss

Cameron Hoover January 30, 2018

Adonis De La Rosa said it was “just an ordinary game,” but it wasn’t.Heading into Tuesday night’s contest at Kent State, Buffalo was a perfect 8-0 in Mid-American Conference play and sat atop the...

Kent State junior guard Jalen Avery drives to the hoop against Xavier freshman guard Elias Harden during Kent States 96-70 loss to Xavier Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. 

Walker, Zabo fuel second-half comeback as Flashes earn first MAC road win

Cameron Hoover January 27, 2018

Down by nine points at halftime at Central Michigan’s McGuirk Arena Saturday afternoon, Kent State looked like it was heading down a familiar road.The Flashes showed spurts in that first half, but a...

Sophomore forward Danny Pippen drives past Ball State sophomore forward Kyle Mallers. Pippen scored 11 points and pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds en route to an 88-80 overtime win. 

Balanced scoring, strong rebounding lead Flashes over Ball State

Cameron Hoover January 23, 2018

No matter who Ball State puts on the floor, the Cardinals just can’t seem to beat coach Rob Senderoff’s Flashes.Kent State (10-10, 4-3 Mid-American Conference) scored 17 points to Ball State’s nine...

Kent State center Adonis De La Rosa attempts a shot during the second half of the game against Cleveland State in the M.A.C Center Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. 

Flashes’ struggles on the road continue with tough loss at Toledo

Cameron Hoover January 20, 2018

The difference between Kent State’s home and away records has been night and day: 7-2 at the M.A.C. Center, but just 2-7 in neutral site and true road games.While the Flashes definitely saw improvement...

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