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Kent State junior Jalen Sullinger shoots a three pointer in the championship game against Akron at MAC Mens Basketball tournament on March 16, 2024.

Men’s basketball comes up short in MAC championship

Matt Franos, Reporter March 17, 2024

After a remarkable run as the No. 8 seed in the Mid-American Conference tournament, Kent State could not win the championship game, losing to Akron, 62-61. “What a horrible, tough way to lose; I feel...

The Kent State mens basketball team celebrates their win with the cheering crowd on March 15, 2024.

Men’s basketball advances to third consecutive MAC championship game

Jacob Shondel, Sports Editor March 16, 2024

For the third straight season, Kent State men’s basketball will compete in the Mid-American Conference Tournament Championship.  Guards Giovanni Santiago and Jalen Sullinger combined for 11 shots...

From left, redshirt sophomore guard Julius Rollins, redshirt junior forward VonCameron Davis, junior center CliRon Hornbeak and freshman forward Donovan Hunter celebrate their lead going into a late game timeout on March 14, 2024.

VonCameron Davis leads men’s basketball past top seed Toledo in MAC Tournament

Matt Franos, Reporter March 14, 2024

Kent State men's basketball pulled off the biggest upset possible in the 2024 Mid-American Conference Tournament. The No. 8 seed Flashes defeated No. 1 seed Toledo, 67-59. “What a great win for us,...

Center Cli’Ron Hornbeak attacks the basket on Saturday against Central Michigan.

Men’s basketball sends off seniors with a win

Matt Franos, Reporter March 3, 2024

Kent State men’s basketball team celebrated Senior Day with an overtime win over Central Michigan 79-73. “Great win on senior night, and we had a number of guys step up the way we needed to,”...

Sophomore Magnus Entenmann rings the bell after the basketball teams victory against Buffalo on Feb. 27, 2024.

Jalen Sullinger’s career night guides men’s basketball

Matt Franos, Reporter February 28, 2024

After losing back-to-back games, the Kent State men’s basketball team bounced back behind junior guard Jalen Sullinger’s second 30-point game of the season. The Flashes (14-14, 7-8) got back to...

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...

Kent State students celebrate as the mens basketball team scores during the final half of the game against Akron on Jan. 19, 2024.

PREVIEW: Men’s basketball v. TSDTR

Jacob Shondel, Sports Editor February 22, 2024

When the Kent State men’s basketball team takes the court against Mid-American Conference leader Akron, it will look to avenge its 77-71 loss Jan. 19.  All-time, the Flashes (13-13, 6-7 MAC) lead...

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...

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...

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...

Grad student, Chris Payton Jr., goes in for the dunk in the game against Cleveland State on Dec. 9, 2023.

Payton Jr.’s career day leads men’s basketball past visiting Cleveland State

Matt Franos, Reporter December 10, 2023

Graduate student forward Chris Payton Jr. scored 18 points and snagged a career-high 20 rebounds to lead Kent State men's basketball to an 83-77 win over Cleveland State on Saturday.  “Before every...

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