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Sophomore Corynne Hauser on offense against two Eastern Michigan University players during the womens basketball game on Jan. 24, 2024.

‘Hopefully this stings’: Women’s basketball falls short against Ohio

Emily Lowen, Reporter February 22, 2024

The Kent State women’s basketball team went on an 8-0 scoring run, which was capped off by junior forward Bridget Dunn, tying the game at 77-77 with 18.8 seconds remaining. However, a foul on the...

Chris Payton Jr. on defense during the game on Nov. 30, 2023.

Men’s basketball second-half struggles snap MAC winning streak

Matt Franos, Reporter February 21, 2024

Kent State was looking to build on a three-game Mid-American Conference win streak but was halted in Athens by losing to Ohio 63-57. On Jan. 16, the Bobcats (14-12, 8-5 MAC) defeated KSU 71-64 and have...

Junior Jenna Batsch going for the layup against Eastern Michigan University during the womens basketball game on Jan. 24, 2024.

Women’s basketball heading into the final stretch

Emily Lowen, Reporter February 8, 2024

So far this season, the Kent State women’s basketball team is 13-6 overall and 8-2 in the Mid-American Conference.  Coming into the season, the Flashes were projected to finish third in the MAC in...

The Kent State womens basketball team forms a huddle after securing a victory over Akron during the wagon wheel game Feb. 18, 2023.

Women’s basketball game against Central Michigan canceled

Emily Lowen, Reporter February 2, 2024

The Kent State women’s basketball game scheduled for Saturday against Central Michigan has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.  CMU does not have enough available student-athletes, and per...

Akron guard Ali Ali attempts to drive by Kent State junior guard Jalen Sullinger early in the Zips 77-71 win over the Golden Flashes on Jan. 19, 2023. Ali scored 23 points, tying the game high with teammate Enrique Freeman.

Men’s basketball first-half woes lead to rivalry loss

Matt Franos, Reporter January 20, 2024

After falling behind 17-4 in the first minutes of Friday’s game, the Kent State men’s basketball team could not complete the comeback, as Akron won 77-71.  “Give them a ton of credit,” coach...

Graduate student Chris Payton Jr. shoots a free throw with just over two minutes left on the clock during the game against Fresno on Nov. 11, 2023.

Men’s basketball falls in semi-finals at Paradise Jam

Matt Franos, Reporter November 20, 2023

After shooting 31% from three on Sunday, the Kent State men’s basketball team lost to Missouri State (3-1) 56-52. This was the fewest points the Flashes (3-2) scored in four games.  The KSU defense...

Kent basketball team players celebrate as they pull further ahead of Fresno State during the game on Nov. 11, 2023.

Men’s basketball dominates in opening game at Paradise Jam

Matt Franos, Reporter November 18, 2023

Kent State men’s basketball traveled to the U.S. Virgin Islands and dominated on its way to victory in an opening-round 100-62 win over Hampton (1-3). “It was a great game for us — guys shot the...

Lil Yachty to headline FlashFest 2023

Lil Yachty to headline FlashFest 2023

Leah Shepard, Staff Reporter February 28, 2023

Rapper Lil Yachty will headline FlashFest 2023, the Undergraduate Student Government announced Tuesday night at halftime at the men’s basketball game. Special guests Kash Doll and DJ Smillz will join...

Spring sports roundup & fall sports preview

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 1, 2022

Students left campus for a summer of sun and fun, but Kent State sports teams did not take a break. Track and field make it to NCAAs For the fourth time in her collegiate career, senior...

Junior forward Nila Blackford makes a move toward the basket during the Kent State womens basketball teams loss to Toledo in the second round of the WNIT in Toledo, Ohio on Monday, March 21

Hot Toledo offense ends women’s basketball season

March 22, 2022

The Kent State women’s basketball team held its previous two opponents to an average of 54.1 points on 31.9 percent shooting going into the second round of the WNIT. The Flashes’ season ended in...

Redshirt junior guard Sincere Carry makes a move to the basket during the Kent State mens basketball teams loss to Buffalo in Buffalo, New York on Friday, Jan. 21.

Men’s basketball season ends after first round loss to Southern Utah

Jacob Hansen, Reporter March 17, 2022

Kent State’s men's basketball team’s historic season ended Wednesday in the first round of the the Basketball Classic after Southern Utah's second half offensive surge secured a 83-79 win. “[The...

The Kent State womens basketball team celebrates its win over Youngstown State University in the first round of the WNIT in Youngstown, Ohio March 16.

Women’s basketball secures second WNIT win in program history

Kathryn Rajnicek, Reporter March 16, 2022

Kent State’s women’s basketball team (19-11, 10-10 MAC) beat Youngstown State University (24-7, 18-4 Horizon League) by a final score of 68-59 in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation...

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