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The Kent State mens basketball team reacts to their seeding in the NCAA Tournament at Water St. Tavern in Kent, Ohio, Sunday. Kent State played UCLA as a 14 seed in the South region in 2017.

Men’s basketball gets back to dancing – six years later

Jacob Shondel, Reporter March 16, 2023

After six years, the Kent State men’s basketball team is back in the NCAA tournament. Assistant coach Jon Fleming and graduate student Kevin Zabo went from being players to now working under coach...

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...

Kevin Zabos teammates pile on top of him after he scored the game-winning basket on March 5, 2018. The Flashes won, 61-59, in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament.

Flashes book trip to Cleveland after Zabo’s buzzer-beater

Cameron Hoover March 5, 2018

Kent State coach Rob Senderoff smiled as he sat down for the opening statement of his press conference following the Flashes’ 61-59 win over Northern Illinois in the first round of the Mid-American Conference...

Junior guard Jaylin Walker chases a loose ball during Kent States 78-68 win over Akron on Feb. 17, 2018. Walker scored a season-high 27 points in the win.

Flashes gear up for Wagon Wheel showdown with playoff positioning at stake

Cameron Hoover March 2, 2018

As if the game needed any extra drama, Kent State (15-15, 9-8 Mid-American Conference) will travel to James A. Rhodes arena at 7 p.m. Friday to take on crosstown rivals Akron (12-17, 5-12 MAC) with potential...

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...

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...

Kent State senior guard goes up for a layup in an 88-80 overtime win over Ball State on Jan. 23, 2018. Zabo led the Flashes with 21 points. 

Moses, Teague dominate the paint in Cardinals’ win over Flashes

Cameron Hoover February 10, 2018

For the first time since Jan. 2, 2005, Ball State (16-9, 7-5 Mid-American Conference) beat Kent State (12-13, 6-6 MAC), 87-68, behind frontcourt domination from Trey Moses and Tahjai Teague.Moses led the...

Kent State junior guard Jalen Avery drives to the hoop against Xavier freshman guard Elias Harden during Kent States 96-70 loss to Xavier Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. 

Walker, Zabo fuel second-half comeback as Flashes earn first MAC road win

Cameron Hoover January 27, 2018

Down by nine points at halftime at Central Michigan’s McGuirk Arena Saturday afternoon, Kent State looked like it was heading down a familiar road.The Flashes showed spurts in that first half, but a...

Sophomore forward Danny Pippen drives past Ball State sophomore forward Kyle Mallers. Pippen scored 11 points and pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds en route to an 88-80 overtime win. 

Balanced scoring, strong rebounding lead Flashes over Ball State

Cameron Hoover January 23, 2018

No matter who Ball State puts on the floor, the Cardinals just can’t seem to beat coach Rob Senderoff’s Flashes.Kent State (10-10, 4-3 Mid-American Conference) scored 17 points to Ball State’s nine...

Kent State center Adonis De La Rosa attempts a shot during the second half of the game against Cleveland State in the M.A.C Center Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. 

Flashes’ struggles on the road continue with tough loss at Toledo

Cameron Hoover January 20, 2018

The difference between Kent State’s home and away records has been night and day: 7-2 at the M.A.C. Center, but just 2-7 in neutral site and true road games.While the Flashes definitely saw improvement...

Sophomore forward Danny Pippen and a referee exchange glances during Kent States 73-71 win over Western Michigan. Pippen scored a season-high 16 points, all in the first half.

Peterson’s game-winner caps wild finish in win over Western Michigan

Cameron Hoover January 16, 2018

Kent State led Western Michigan by as many as 18 points in the second half Tuesday night, but with 9.9 seconds left, a goaltending call on junior guard Jaylin Walker tied the game at 71.Kent State coach...

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