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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

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...

Men’s basketball loses at Buffalo, enters MAC tournament as the four seed

Owen MacMillan Sports Editor March 5, 2021

In a battle for the two seed in next week’s Mid-American Conference tournament, Kent State men’s basketball played hard but could not keep up with the University at Buffalo’s rapid offense.Kent State...

Injuries, exhaustion plague women’s basketball in loss to BG

Owen MacMillan Sports Editor March 4, 2021

The Kent State women’s basketball team was not outscored by more than five in any one quarter, but Bowling Green State University steadily built a large lead.The Flashes lost 82-65 in the Stroh Center,...

Men’s basketball dominates Miami thanks to trio of senior forwards

Owen MacMillan Sports Editor February 27, 2021

The big men of the Kent State men’s basketball team proved dominant against the University of Miami today, as the Flashes won 64-51.Kent State (15-6, 12-5 Mid-American Conference) controlled the paint...

Women’s basketball loses heartbreaker to Miami on buzzer beater

Kathryn Rajnicek Sports Reporter February 27, 2021

The Kent State women’s basketball team allowed only two University of Miami field goals in the fourth quarter. But one of those shots was the biggest of the game, as Miami guard Peyton Scott hit a buzzer-beating...

Mariah Modkins (5) loses a three against the University at Buffalo. Modkins scored seven points in the fourth quarter to lead a game-winning rally. Feb. 24, 2021.

Kent State plays from behind to take down Buffalo, moves to second in the MAC

Owen MacMillan Sports Editor February 24, 2021

Mariah Modkins left her feet from the free throw line and floated a shot as the shot clock expired. The junior guard’s jumper fell to give Kent State a one-point lead with 49 seconds left in the game.“I...

Men’s basketball grinds out win over EMU for fourth straight win

Mason Lawlor Sports Reporter February 20, 2021

Kent State men’s basketball recovered from a slow start to defeat Eastern Michigan University on Saturday afternoon 64-51 at the M.A.C. Center. The game celebrated the program’s second annual autism...

Women’s basketball rides fourth quarter success to knock off NIU

Owen MacMillan Sports Editor February 20, 2021

As Northern Illinois University looked to inbound the ball, Kent State sophomore guard Katie Shumate bounced up and down, waving her arms and legs to obscure the inbounder’s vision.Shumate’s hustle...

Santiago, free throws see Kent State through comeback win at WMU

Owen MacMillan Sports Editor February 16, 2021

The Kent State men’s basketball team trailed Western Michigan University by as much as 11 and could not seem to find its bearings in the first half.In the second half, though, the Flashes’ shooting...

Exhausted Flashes can’t keep up with CMU, lose second straight

Owen MacMillan Sports Editor February 13, 2021

In a game in which the Kent State women’s basketball team (7-5, 6-3 Mid-American Conference) had trailed by as much as 23, the Flashes found themselves tied with Central Michigan University (13-6, 11-4...

Flashes spread out the offense in win over NIU

Owen MacMillan Sports Editor February 13, 2021

The Kent State men’s basketball team put forward one of its most dominant overall performances today, defeating Northern Illinois University 80-58 at home.Northern Illinois (2-11, 1-7 Mid-American Conference)...

Freshman guard Casey Santoro (0) takes the ball up against Bowling Green. The game would go to overtime, but Kent State would lose 80-79. Feb. 10, 2021.

Wear starts to show as Flashes go to OT again, fall to Bowling Green

Owen MacMillan Sports Editor February 10, 2021

With two seconds on the clock in overtime, the Kent State women’s basketball team went back to sophomore forward Nila Blackford to win the game. Blackford had scored the go-ahead bucket just eight seconds...

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