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Junior guard Jalen Avery drives for a layup in Kent States 79-78 win over Oregon State Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. The victory marks the second straight year the Flashes have beaten a Power 5 opponent. 

Flashes end losing streak, beat Pac-12’s Oregon State

Cameron Hoover December 21, 2017

The year was 1978 the last time a Power 5 men’s basketball team visited Kent State.The Bee Gees had the most popular song in America, Johnny Carson ruled the late night airwaves and the Flashes lost...

Junior guard Jaylin Walker reacts to a Kent State turnover during the 4th quarter as the Flashes tried to rally late against Northeastern Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at the M.A.C. Center. Kent State lost, 81-69.

Turnovers, poor defense sink shorthanded Flashes against Northeastern

Cameron Hoover December 18, 2017

Heading into Monday night’s game against Northeastern, Rob Senderoff never had a losing record during a single season of his seven years spent as the Kent State men’s basketball coach.An 18-to-8 assist-to-turnover...

Cleveland State sophomore point guard Evan Clayborne tries to block Kent State freshman forward BJ Duling from scoring in the first half of the game Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. 

Balanced attack, tight defense lift Flashes over Cleveland State

Cameron Hoover December 2, 2017

The Kent State men's basketball team needed role players to step up Saturday night, as leading scorer Jaylin Walker (17.7 ppg) was sidelined for the second straight game with an ankle injury.The Flashes’...

Kent State University junior guard Jaylin Walker goes for a layup against Mississippi Valley State Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017.

Walker leads men’s basketball to sloppy win over Mississippi Valley State

Cameron Hoover November 19, 2017

Jaylin Walker picked up right where he left off after last season’s Mid-American Conference Tournament MVP award.Walker is leading the Kent State men's basketball team in scoring, averaging 17.3 points...

Kent State junior center Adonis De La Rosa receives a foul as he drives to the basket against Ohio Christian Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.

Men’s basketball handles business against Ohio Christian

Cameron Hoover November 16, 2017

Good teams win the games they are supposed to.Kent State (2-0) embodied that phrase Thursday night with a 90-45 win over NAIA opponent Ohio Christian (2-4).Four Flashes scored in double figures. Kevin...

Adonis De La Rosa dunks during Kent States season opener against Youngstown State Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. De La Rosa scored 20 points on 9-10 in 13 minutes.

Men’s basketball crushes Youngstown State in season opener with huge second half

Cameron Hoover November 12, 2017

Despite winning the Mid-American Conference last season, the Kent State men’s basketball team faced questions from skeptics heading into its season opener against Youngstown State.Would Jaylin Walker...

Kent State then-sophomore guard Jaylin Walker claps after making a shot in the first half against Akron at the M.A.C. Center Friday, March 3, 2017. Kent State lost 66-56. 

Kent State basketball looks to make second straight MAC title run

Henry Palattella November 8, 2017

It was a preseason practice, but it seemed more like a tournament game.Jaylin Walker hit a three-point shot and jawed at his teammates. Jonathan Nwankwo threw down a breakaway dunk with so much force that...

Kent State senior forward Jimmy Hall drives against Buffalo red-shirt senior forward Raheem Johnson during the quarter-finals of the MAC Tournament at Quicken Loans in Cleveland, Ohio. Kent State won, 68-65.

Jimmy Hall signs overseas

Simon Hannig June 27, 2017

Former Kent State men’s basketball forward Jimmy Hall recently signed with a professional basketball team in France: Saint Thomas Basket Le Havre.The team announced on Monday, June 19, Jimmy Hall will...

Kent State senior forward Jimmy Hall and senior guard Jon Fleming embrace after Hall fouled out against UCLA during the first-round of the NCAA Tournament in Sacramento, California on Friday, March 17, 2017. Kent State lost 97-80.

UCLA dashes Kent State’s NCAA hopes

Henry Palattella March 18, 2017

When Jimmy Hall picked up his fifth foul in the waning moments of Kent State’s NCAA Tournament battle against UCLA, he paused for a moment before walking towards the Kent State bench for the final time...

Kent State junior guard Desmond Ridenour and junior guard Kevin Zabo walk off the court after losing to UCLA, 97-80 during the first-round of the NCAA Tournament at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California, on Friday, March 17, 2017.

UCLA ends Kent State’s season in NCAA Tournament

Henry Palattella March 17, 2017

The Kent State men’s basketball team’s season came to an end Friday night at the hands of the boys from Westwood, as the UCLA Bruins beat Kent State 97-80 to knock the Flashes out of the NCAA Tournament.Both...

Kent State senior guard Deon Edwin celebrates after cutting down the net at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Kent State beat Akron in the MAC Championship game 70-65.

Perspectives: The road to a golden victory

Clint Datchuk March 14, 2017

Until this past week, the Kent State men's basketball team hadn't won a Mid-American Conference championship since nearly a decade ago when then-coach Jim Christian led the Flashes to a 28-7 record in...

Kent State sophomore guard Jaylin Walker looks to pass against Miami University at the John D. Millet Hall in Oxford, Ohio, on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Kent State won 66-62.

Toledo’s sharpshooting sinks Kent State on road

Nick Buzzelli February 11, 2017

 Since dropping a 92-88 decision at Western Michigan University on Jan. 14, the Kent State men’s basketball team found its rhythm away from the friendly confines of the M.A.C. Center.First, there was...

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