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Kent State Mens basketball huddles during the second half of the game against Ohio University Jan. 26, 2024, where they lost 71 to 64.

Men’s basketball brings in new faces

Matt Franos, Reporter April 18, 2024

The transfer portal can cause a team to lose, but it can also help a team rebuild its roster in today’s collegiate sports world.  Kent State men’s basketball team has already added three talented...

Kent State redshirt junior VonCameron Davis looks to pass the ball off to junior Jalen Sullinger as he makes a break away in the championship game against Akron at the MAC Mens Basketball tournament on Saturday, March 16, 2024.

Transfer portal hits men’s basketball

Matt Franos, Reporter April 2, 2024

Kent State men’s basketball team season ended on March 16, but the beginning of next season started right after.  The Flashes have lost multiple key players to the transfer portal which includes...

Jr. Jalen Sullinger looks to make a pass in the Flashes game against Akron February 23, 2024.

‘Story of our season is still open’: Men’s basketball drops second in a row to Akron

Matt Franos, Reporter February 24, 2024

For the first time since 2021, the Kent State men’s basketball team lost both regular season games to Akron. The Zips defeated KSU 83-70 Friday in James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron. “I'm disappointed...

Chris Payton Jr. on defense during the game on Nov. 30, 2023.

Men’s basketball second-half struggles snap MAC winning streak

Matt Franos, Reporter February 21, 2024

Kent State was looking to build on a three-game Mid-American Conference win streak but was halted in Athens by losing to Ohio 63-57. On Jan. 16, the Bobcats (14-12, 8-5 MAC) defeated KSU 71-64 and have...

Kent States mens basketball team huddles together during the 2nd half of the game against NIU on Feb. 17, 2024.

RECAP: Looking back: What did the men’s basketball preseason poll get right?

Demetri Manousos, Reporter February 20, 2024

As the college basketball regular season winds down, now is a good time to look at the Mid-American Conference standings and see if they align with the coaches' preseason predictions.  No. 1 Akron Zips...

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 18, 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...

Redshirt sophomore Julius Rollins and freshman Jalen Sullinger high-five after a play during the game against Miami University on Jan. 30, 2024.

Men’s basketball drops fourth consecutive home game

Matt Franos, Reporter January 31, 2024

Kent State men’s basketball team has not allowed Miami (OH) to win inside the M.A.C. Center since 2014.   The six-game home winning streak ended Tuesday when the RedHawks defeated KSU 71-67. “We...

The tipoff in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center with the Kent State Golden Flashes and the Ohio Bobcats on Jan. 26, 2024.

‘It just doesn’t look like we play to win’: Men’s basketball drops third consecutive home game

Matt Franos, Reporter January 27, 2024

After finishing last season undefeated at home, the Kent State men’s basketball team has now lost three consecutive games inside the M.A.C. Center after falling to Ohio, 71-64, Friday. “We have...

Kent State teammates congratulate junior guard Mike Bekelja following a made three-pointer during the Akron game on Jan. 19, 2024.

Men’s basketball bounces back in overtime

Matt Franos, Reporter January 24, 2024

After starting its Mid-American Conference schedule 2-4, the Kent State men’s basketball team escaped Bowling Green with a 90-84 overtime win Tuesday. In the team's previous game against Akron, junior...

Akron guard Ali Ali attempts to drive by Kent State junior guard Jalen Sullinger early in the Zips 77-71 win over the Golden Flashes on Jan. 19, 2023. Ali scored 23 points, tying the game high with teammate Enrique Freeman.

Men’s basketball first-half woes lead to rivalry loss

Matt Franos, Reporter January 20, 2024

After falling behind 17-4 in the first minutes of Friday’s game, the Kent State men’s basketball team could not complete the comeback, as Akron won 77-71.  “Give them a ton of credit,” coach...

Sophomore forward Magnus Entenmann rings the Victory Bell following the Kent States 82-69 win over Ball State on Jan. 2, 2023. Entenmann, from Dresden, Germany, netted his career high in points and minutes against the Cardinals.

Men’s basketball ends losing streak at three games

Matt Franos, Reporter January 17, 2024

Kent State men’s basketball team broke a three-game losing streak after defeating Northern Illinois Tuesday 83-76. The Flashes (9-8, 2-3) needed a win after starting conference play 1-3. “We...

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