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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...

Philip Whittington shoots inside during a ninth grade game for the AAU Hornets. 

Whittington overcomes lack of confidence, early failures in journey to Kent State

Ian Kreider Sports reporter March 1, 2020

Philip Whittington’s basketball career started as a toddler accompanying his dad, Kindell Whittington, to a local Los Angeles gym. With a diaper bag in hand, the two spent countless hours on the court....

Junior forward Danny Pippen [5] walks off the court after being ejected with five minutes left in the game at the M.A.C.C. against Ohio University on Feb. 28. Kent State lost 76-69.

Roberts’ absence, Pippen’s ejection limits Flashes in closing minutes at Ohio

Ian Kreider Sports reporter February 28, 2020

Junior forward Danny Pippen elbowed Ohio forward Sylvester Ogbonda in the chest following a scrum for a rebound with five minutes left. The play was initially called a common foul, but after a five-minute...

Junior forward Danny Pippen [5] walks off the court after being ejected with five minutes left in the game at the M.A.C.C. against Ohio University on Feb. 28. Kent State lost 76-69.

Kent State fouls out in Athens

Owen MacMillan Sports reporter February 28, 2020

With 5:17 left in Kent State v. Ohio Univesity men’s basketball game, Danny Pippen walked off the floor, staring staight ahead into the visitor’s locker room.The officials handed Pippen a flagrant...

Senior guard Antonio “Booman” Williams (4) makes a layup to give Kent State a 29-24 lead against Miami University midway through the first half on Feb. 25, 2020. Kent State won 74-61 and Williams scored a game-high of 17 points.

Flashes dominate Miami, avenge first MAC loss of the season

Owen MacMillan Assigning editor February 25, 2020

Miami University men’s basketball team brought the ball up as the clock ran down to 16 seconds when Antonio “Booman” Williams of Kent State grabbed his second steal of the night.The Flashes’ senior...

Junior Danny Pippen (5) makes a layup to extend Kent State’s lead to 55-41 with 13:19 left against Miami University on Feb. 25, 2020. Kent State won 74-61 and Pippen scored 16 points in his return from a back injury.

Pippen’s return, best ball movement in MAC play, help snap Flashes’ two-game losing streak

Ian Kreider Sports reporter February 25, 2020

Junior forward Danny Pippen dunked the ball multiple times in the layup line.An impossible feat just four days ago after Pippen injured his back tying his shoe. He struggled to stand or sit up straight...

Senior guard Antonio “Booman” Williams [4] dunks the basketball during the men’s basketball game on Feb. 21, 2020. Williams scored a career-high 34 points, but Kent State lost in double overtime to Buffalo 104-98.

Late turnovers, uncharacteristic Buffalo 3-point shooting extends Kent State’s losing streak

Ian Kreider Sports reporter February 21, 2020

The shot, like Kent State’s chance at avoiding its third conference losing streak, was close. But eventually the shot fell off the rim and into the hands of a Buffalo defender. The Bulls’ following...

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.

Shots won’t fall, but Kent State does at home

Owen MacMillan Reporter February 4, 2020

Eight minutes and thirteen seconds into a game against Ball State University, the Kent State men’s basketball team was in a dominant position.After a layup made by junior forward Tervell Beck, the Flashes...

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....

Senior Philip Whittington (25) goes up for a shot against Akron at the M.A.C.C. on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Whittington finished with 11 points and grabbed five offensive rebounds. He scored the game-winning layup with 20 seconds left to give Kent State the 68-67 win.

Whittington’s go-ahead layup gives Kent State its third straight win, five takeaways from Kent State’s win over Akron

Ian Kreider sports reporter January 31, 2020

Senior forward Philip Whittington checked into the game for the first time in nearly six minutes.He stood near the hoop ready for senior guard Antonio Williams to drive. Williams drove hard to the rim,...

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