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Brian Barnes was named director of basketball operations in 2018, and has been with the men’s basketball program for nearly six years. May 2, 2021.

Brian Barnes, director of basketball operations, dies at 28

Brian Barnes, director of basketball operations for Kent State men’s basketball, died on Sunday, May 2 at the age of 28.KentWired was not able to confirm Barnes’ cause of death at the time of publication. Barnes...


CARES Act funding supports updates to Franklin Hall classrooms

Austin Monigold Reporter April 6, 2021

Franklin Hall is using CARES Act funding for technology updates intended to help professors and students connect as smoothly as possible during the transition back to in-person classes and beyond.Kent...

Williams runs offense in Avery’s absence; Flashes avenge worst loss this season

Ian Kreider February 17, 2019

Junior guard Antonio Williams found himself in an unfamiliar position: He was the starting point guard for almost 40 minutes in Kent State’s game against Eastern Michigan Saturday.The change was due...

Kent States Antonio Williams reaches for the ball during the match against Ohio University on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

Walker breaks all-time three-point record as Flashes secure second conference win

Ian Kreider January 15, 2019

Kent State men's basketball senior guard Jaylin Walker knocked down his 248th career three-pointer with 4:59 left in the first half of their Tuesday night matchup against Ohio University to give Kent State...

Kent State guard Jaylin Walker drives to the hoop during the Flashes 78-68 win over Akron on Feb. 17, 2018. Walker scored a season-high 27 points in the win.

Walker finishes with career-high coming off bench in homecoming

Ian Kreider November 29, 2018

Junior guard Jaylin Walker showed Kent State (6-1) what it was missing in his absence as he scored 36 points in his second game back from suspension and led the Flashes on a 14-2 run over the final 1:36...

Kent State point guard Jalen Avery surveys the defense during Kent States 90-83 overtime win over Miami (OH) on Feb. 27, 2018. Avery scored 16 points on 6-for-10 shooting.

Williams leads first-half offensive explosion as Flashes run over Savannah State

Cameron Hoover November 20, 2018

After the Kent State men’s basketball team didn’t tally a single assist in the first half of its loss to Liberty last Friday, the Flashes realized they needed to make a change.“After the loss to...

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...

Kent State guard Jaylin Walker drives to the hoop during the Flashes 78-68 win over Akron on Feb. 17, 2018. Walker scored a season-high 27 points in the win.

Walker, Avery propel Kent State to Wagon Wheel victory

Cameron Hoover February 17, 2018

Kent State coach Rob Senderoff only needed a few words to sum up junior point guard Jalen Avery’s performance down the stretch against crosstown rivals Akron Saturday.“Big time.”Avery’s heroics,...

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...

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