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Senior Antonio “Booman” Williams (4) makes a shot giving the Flashes a 7-3 lead against Eastern Michigan on Mar. 9, 2020. Kent State won 86-76 allowing them to move on to the quarterfinals. Williams was the second highest scorer with a total of 18 points.

Kent State solves Eastern Michigan’s zone en route to season-high assist total

Ian Kreider Sports reporter March 9, 2020

'All it takes is four games, we’ve already got one of ‘em' Before senior guard Troy Simons dunked the ball to give Kent State an 82-74 lead with 44.2 seconds left, the Flashes had to solve Eastern...

Senior Troy Simons (3) celebrates after scoring during the second half against Eastern Michigan on Mar. 9, 2020. Kent State won 86-76 allowing them to move on to the Quarterfinals.

Kent State beats the zone, moves on to quarterfinals.

With his team up six, and 49 seconds to play, Kent State men’s basketball’s Mitch Peterson grabbed a rebound under his own basket.The senior guard was immediately trapped by two defenders from Eastern...

Freshman Giovanni Santiago [11] makes a layup to give Kent State a 65-50 against Bowling Green on Mar. 3, 2020. Santiago scored six points on 3-for-3 shooting in 23 minutes. Kent State won 83-69. 

Pippen’s career-high, Williams and Beck’s contribution help Flashes sweep Bowling Green

Ian Kreider Sports reporter March 4, 2020

Junior forward Danny Pippen tweaked his ankle after a rebound with 15:45 left.Less than 20 seconds later, he picked up an offensive foul and was subbed out. After an evaluation and time to gain his compussure,...

Junior Danny Pippen [5] shoots a basket making the score 2-5 against Bowling Green State University on Tues. Mar. 3, 2020. Pippen was the highest scoring with a total of 24 points. Kent State won 83-69 against Bowling Green State  University.

Pippen, Williams lead Flashes to Senior Night victory

On Kent State men’s basketball senior night against Bowling Green State University, it was a junior who led the way.Danny Pippen, just four days after being ejected from a game, led the Flashes with...

Junior forward Danny Pippen (5) attempts a shot against Akron on Jan. 31, 2020. Kent State University won 68-67, as Pippen scored a game-high 20 points.

Eastern Michigan’s stingy 2-3 zone holds Flashes under 50 points for first time since 2014

Ian Kreider Sports reporter February 18, 2020

After scoring a conference-high 87 points on Saturday, Kent State followed with its lowest-scoring total in six seasons.The Flashes beat Ohio 87-72 four days ago, and four players scored in double digits....

Senior Mitch Peterson [13] and senior Troy Simons [3] celebrate after Simons dunks, making the score 41-38 against Ohio Sat. Feb. 15, 2020. Kent State University won 87-72, as Simons scored a career-high 27 points.

Simons’ career-high, most 3-pointers since 2013 help Flashes snap two-game losing streak

Ian Kreider Sports reporter February 15, 2020

Senior guard Troy Simons drove left and dunked the ball with his right hand. He walked towards the camera on the baseline, flexed and screamed after finishing through Lunden McDay, who tried to take a...

Kent State struggles to score, gives NIU sweep

Owen MacMillan Assigning editor February 8, 2020

With four seconds left on the clock and the designed play collapsing around him, Kent State men’s basketball forward Danny Pippen heaved a deep contested three.The shot was too strong, and clanged off...

Kent State’s offensive struggles continue: Five takeaways from Flashes’ second straight loss

Ian Kreider February 7, 2020

Junior forward Danny Pippen pulled up from the top of the arc.He’d hit two 3-pointers over a 34-second stretch near the four-minute mark to tie the game, 50-50. After a screen by senior guard Troy Simons,...

Senior forward Philip Whittington (25) attempts to make a shot during the mens basketball game on Feb. 4, 2020 against Ball State. Kent State lost 62-54. Whittington scored a game-high 18 points on 7-for-10 shooting.

Flashes lose their composure, squander Whittington’s best game in nearly two months, five takeaways from the loss to Ball State

Ian Kreider Sports reporter February 4, 2020

Troy Simons committed a technical foul that gave Ball State a 52-45 lead with 9:10 left. The senior guard missed a 3-pointer, but felt he was fouled, and he adamantly expressed his feelings to the officials....

Junior forward Danny Pippen (5) goes to catch a pass from senior guard Troy Simons (3) on Jan. 21, 2020. Simons had a season high of 24 points at the game vs. Miami University on Jan. 14, 2020.

Senderoff’s message received, Pippen dominates; five takeaways from win at Buffalo

Ian Kreider January 24, 2020

Antonio Williams, Troy Simons, Anthony Roberts, Danny Pippen and Philip Whittington watched from the bench as senior guard CJ Williamson led Kent State to an early 7-6 lead over the first five minutes.Coach...

Sophomore guard Anthony Roberts (15) dribbles the ball down the court. Kent State beat Purdue Fort Wayne University 75-68 on Nov. 19, 2019.

Peterson’s defense, second half push secures Kent State’s fourth win

Ian Kreider Sports reporter November 19, 2019

For the second straight game Kent State trailed at the half. This time, the Flashes were down 42-38 to Purdue Fort Wayne after turning the ball over 11 times. Here are three things that changed in the...

Kent State junior guard C.J. Williamson attempts a dunk during the Flashes game against Shawnee State on Nov. 13, 2018. Kent State won the game, 90-69.

Six Flashes in double-figures in win over NAIA’s Shawnee State

Cameron Hoover November 13, 2018

Kent State used a balanced scoring attack and dominant second half to beat visiting NAIA opponent Shawnee State, 90-69, on Tuesday.But what appeared before the game to be an easy win for the Flashes (2-0)...

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