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Kent State mens basketball heads for the victory bell after they beat Northern Illinois University at home 85 to 47 on Feb. 17, 2024.

Men’s basketball puts the leash on visiting Huskies

Matt Franos, Reporter February 17, 2024

After a week of rest, the Kent State men’s basketball team returned to action by dominating Northern Illinois, 85-47. “Great win for us, certainly we needed it,” coach Rob Senderoff said. “It...

Chris Payton Jr. lands a dunk late in the game against Western Michigan on Feb. 6, 2024.

Men’s basketball takes back home-court advantage

Matt Franos, Reporter February 7, 2024

Kent State men’s basketball team had lost four home games in a row before beating Western Michigan 63-61 in the M.A.C. Center. “It's great to get a win here; we've played really well on the road...

Kent State junior guard Jalen Sullinger dives between Charleston forward Frankie Policelli (left) and guard Reyne Smith to gain possession of a loose ball during their game on Nov. 26, 2023.

‘We have to play better’: Men’s basketball struggles late against Charleston

Jacob Shondel, Sports Editor November 27, 2023

Kent State men’s basketball has allowed opponents to score more than 80 points once this season.  On Sunday, the Flashes (4-3) lost to the College of Charleston (3-3) 84-78. “They made a ton of...

Graduate student Chris Payton Jr. hangs from the hoop after scoring a slam dunk during the game against Fresno State on Nov. 11, 2023.

Men’s basketball bounces back, defeating Fresno State

Matt Franos, Reporter November 12, 2023

Kent State men's basketball finished a three-game homestand Saturday by defeating Fresno State 79-69 inside the M.A.C.C. The Flashes improved to 2-1 on the year, while the Bulldogs fell to 1-1.  Kent...

The Kent State Men’s basketball team set up in an offensive formation against UT during the MAC Tournament Championship  March 11, 2023. They would win the game 93-73.

Preview: Basketball vs Indiana in NCAA tournament

Jacob Hansen, Sports Editor March 14, 2023

On March 15, 2001, the No. 13-seed Kent State men’s basketball team defeated No. 4-seed Indiana University 77-73. Nearly 22 years later, No. 13-seed Kent State will look to repeat history, taking...

The Kent State Men’s basketball team celebrates winning the MAC Tournament Championship against UT March on 11, 2023.

‘We’re not done’: Men’s basketball headed to NCAA tournament

Jacob Shondel, Reporter March 12, 2023

Last season, the Kent State men’s basketball team lost in the championship game of the Mid-American Conference tournament 75-55 to Akron.  Saturday, the Flashes (28-6) defeated top-seeded Toledo...

Jalen Sullinger celebrates after landing a crucial 3-point-shot at the MAC Mens Basketball tournament semifinals March 10.

Men’s basketball defeats Akron advancing to MAC championship

Jacob Shondel, Reporter March 11, 2023

Last season, the Kent State men’s basketball team lost 75-55 to Akron in the Mid-American Conference tournament championship. Friday, the Flashes defeated the Zips in the semifinals 79-73, advancing...

Kent State redshirt senior Malique Jacobs darts around Central Michigan University freshman Max Majerle during the game against Central Michigan University on Jan. 31, 2023.

Preview: Men’s Basketball team matches up with Northern Illinois in MAC tournament

Jacob Shondel and March 8, 2023

The Kent State men’s basketball team will play No. 7 seed Northern Illinois in the Mid-American Conference quarterfinals at 4 p.m. Thursday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.  This is the second matchup...

‘We got back to our identity’: Strong second half propels men’s basketball

Jacob Shondel, Reporter February 26, 2023

The Kent State men’s basketball team has allowed the lowest field goal percentage (39.9%) in the Mid-American Conference this season. Saturday, KSU’s defense limited Bowling Green to 37.1% shooting...

“We need to do better”: as men’s basketball falls to TSDTR

Jacob Shondel, Reporter February 4, 2023

In last season's Mid-American Conference championship game, the Kent State men’s basketball team scored 55 points against Akron. Friday in Akron, the Flashes repeated themselves, losing  67-55 to...

Men’s basketball loses first wagon wheel matchup

Joshua Aponte, Reporter February 4, 2023

Kent State's men's basketball team dropped the first wagon wheel matchup of the season, losing 67-55 against Akron. The Zips ended the Flashes’ two game win streak, completing a wire-to-wire victory...

The Kent State mens basketball team rings the bell after securing a narrow victory against Central Michigan University on Jan. 31, 2023. The game ended with a final score of 81-69.

Home winning streak reaches 18 for men’s basketball

Jacob Shondel, Reporter February 1, 2023

Kent State men's basketball team had won 17 consecutive games inside the M.A.C. Center. Tuesday, after trailing at the half for only the second time this season at home, the Flashes defeated Central...

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