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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Kent State senior Antonio “Booman” Williams [4] drives to the basket against Akron at James A. Rhodes Arena on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. Kent State lost 79-76.

‘Loose as a goose,’ Roberts returns, as Kent State loses at Akron

Ian Kreider Sports reporter March 7, 2020

Kent State would have been the sixth seed regardless of Friday night’s outcome. The Flashes’ main concern laid elsewhere.“Loose as a goose, man,” coach Rob Senderoff said. “I have never cared...

Freshman Giovanni Santiago [11] makes a layup to give Kent State a 65-50 against Bowling Green on Mar. 3, 2020. Santiago scored six points on 3-for-3 shooting in 23 minutes. Kent State won 83-69. 

Pippen’s career-high, Williams and Beck’s contribution help Flashes sweep Bowling Green

Ian Kreider Sports reporter March 4, 2020

Junior forward Danny Pippen tweaked his ankle after a rebound with 15:45 left.Less than 20 seconds later, he picked up an offensive foul and was subbed out. After an evaluation and time to gain his compussure,...

Junior Danny Pippen [5] shoots a basket making the score 2-5 against Bowling Green State University on Tues. Mar. 3, 2020. Pippen was the highest scoring with a total of 24 points. Kent State won 83-69 against Bowling Green State  University.

Pippen, Williams lead Flashes to Senior Night victory

On Kent State men’s basketball senior night against Bowling Green State University, it was a junior who led the way.Danny Pippen, just four days after being ejected from a game, led the Flashes with...

Junior forward Danny Pippen [5] walks off the court after being ejected with five minutes left in the game at the M.A.C.C. against Ohio University on Feb. 28. Kent State lost 76-69.

Roberts’ absence, Pippen’s ejection limits Flashes in closing minutes at Ohio

Ian Kreider Sports reporter February 28, 2020

Junior forward Danny Pippen elbowed Ohio forward Sylvester Ogbonda in the chest following a scrum for a rebound with five minutes left. The play was initially called a common foul, but after a five-minute...

Senior guard Antonio “Booman” Williams [4] dunks the basketball during the men’s basketball game on Feb. 21, 2020. Williams scored a career-high 34 points, but Kent State lost in double overtime to Buffalo 104-98.

Late turnovers, uncharacteristic Buffalo 3-point shooting extends Kent State’s losing streak

Ian Kreider Sports reporter February 22, 2020

The shot, like Kent State’s chance at avoiding its third conference losing streak, was close. But eventually the shot fell off the rim and into the hands of a Buffalo defender. The Bulls’ following...

Junior forward Danny Pippen (5) attempts a shot against Akron on Jan. 31, 2020. Kent State University won 68-67, as Pippen scored a game-high 20 points.

Eastern Michigan’s stingy 2-3 zone holds Flashes under 50 points for first time since 2014

Ian Kreider Sports reporter February 18, 2020

After scoring a conference-high 87 points on Saturday, Kent State followed with its lowest-scoring total in six seasons.The Flashes beat Ohio 87-72 four days ago, and four players scored in double digits....

Senior Antonio Williams (4) dribbles ball down the court during first half against Ohio University on Sat. Feb. 15, 2020. Kent State University won 87-72 against Ohio University.

Kent State rains 3s, OU can’t keep up

Owen MacMillan Assigning editor February 15, 2020

As the Ohio University men’s basketball team tried desperately to overcome a 16-point deficit with just under a minute left to play, Kent State’s senior guard Antonio Williams had no intention of letting...

Senior forward Philip Whittington (25) attempts to make a shot during the mens basketball game on Feb. 4, 2020 against Ball State. Kent State lost 62-54. Whittington scored a game-high 18 points on 7-for-10 shooting.

Flashes lose their composure, squander Whittington’s best game in nearly two months, five takeaways from the loss to Ball State

Ian Kreider Sports reporter February 5, 2020

Troy Simons committed a technical foul that gave Ball State a 52-45 lead with 9:10 left. The senior guard missed a 3-pointer, but felt he was fouled, and he adamantly expressed his feelings to the officials....

Senior Philip Whittington (25) goes up for a shot against Akron at the M.A.C.C. on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Whittington finished with 11 points and grabbed five offensive rebounds. He scored the game-winning layup with 20 seconds left to give Kent State the 68-67 win.

Whittington’s go-ahead layup gives Kent State its third straight win, five takeaways from Kent State’s win over Akron

Ian Kreider sports reporter February 1, 2020

Senior forward Philip Whittington checked into the game for the first time in nearly six minutes.He stood near the hoop ready for senior guard Antonio Williams to drive. Williams drove hard to the rim,...

Antonio Williams (4) goes up for a layup against Toledos Luke Maranka (12) on Jan. 28 at the M.A.C.C.

“Mamba mentality: We stand together and we stay mentally strong”: Five takeaways from Kent State’s 21-point comeback win at Toledo

Ian Kreider Sports reporter January 28, 2020

Kent State reverted to bad habits over the first 12 minutes of the game. The Flashes settled for pull-up jump shots instead of penetrating for easier looks.They allowed Toledo to score inside with little...

Flashes change things up, snap losing streak

Owen MacMillan Assigning editor January 25, 2020

For the fourth game in a row, the Kent State men’s basketball team found itself in a game that went down to the wire.A pair of late threes and some clutch free throw shooting from junior forward Danny...

Senior guard Antonio Williams (4) attempts to pass the ball to a teammate. Williams scored 13 points on 4-for-10 shooting, but the Flashes went on to lose 76-69 to Northern Illinois on Jan. 21. 

Flashes drop third in a row against Northern Illinois

Owen MacMillan Assigning editor January 22, 2020

The Kent State men’s basketball team came out strong against Northern Illinois University in its first game back at home after a two loss road trip.The Flashes led 16-6 with just under seven minutes,...

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