Central Michigan vs. Kent State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Central Michigan vs. Kent State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Central Michigan 72
(9-14, 3-10 away)
Kent State 87
(13-11, 8-6 home)
Venue: Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 09, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Central Michigan 40 32 72
Kent State 44 43 87
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Central Michigan K Randall 20 J Simons 6 J Simons 4
Kent State C Evans 19 C Evans 8 K Brewer 7

On Saturday, February 9th, Kent State easily beat Central Michigan 87-72 in MAC play. Kent State took a small 44-40 lead into the locker room at halftime, and then finished Central Michigan off with a big second half. The Golden Flashes were led by Kris Brewer, who put up 16 points plus seven assists. Chris Evans had a team-high 19 points and added eight rebounds. For the Chippewas, Austin Keel finished with 10 points on 57% shooting. Kent State (13-10, 4-5 MAC) takes on Miami (OH) (8-14, 3-7 MAC) on Wednesday, February 13th at home.

Kent State Game Notes

  • The last time KSU started the season 13-11 was 2008.
  • KSU beat the spread by four points. That makes the 10th time this season the Golden Flashes have beaten the spread.
  • KSU has won 83 percent of the time this season (5-1) when opponents record three or fewer steals.
  • KSU has won 79 percent of the time this season (11-3) after holding an opponent to under 44.6 percent field goal percentage.
  • This season Kent State has won 77 percent of the time (10-3) when Randal Holt has 15 points or more and 100 percent of the time (6-0) when Chris Evans has seven field goals made or more.
  • The Golden Flashes set a season high for blocks (seven).
  • The last time KSU recorded at least seven blocks was Feb 21, 2012 against Miami (OH).
  • The Golden Flashes have recorded more steals than their opponents for the past four games.
  • This is the 14th game at home this season--KSU has a 3.6 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Bryson Pope recorded a team season high in blocks with three.
  • The top two scorers (Chris Evans and Darren Goodson) accounted for 42.5 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Chris Evans and Darren Goodson) accounted for 48.2 percent of the rebounds.
  • Chris Evans has led the team in scoring 12 times and in rebounding 15 times in 24 games this season.
  • Kris Brewer had a career high with seven assists.
  • Randal Holt has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Chris Evans has three straight double-digit point games.
  • Darren Goodson has five straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Bryson Pope.

Central Michigan Game Notes

  • This loss extended the Chippewas losing streak to six games.
  • The top two scorers (Kyle Randall and Austin Keel) accounted for 41.6 percent of the points.
  • Kyle Randall has led the team in scoring 18 times in 23 games this season.
  • John Simons has led the team in rebounding nine times in 23 games this season.
  • This marks the 10th 20-point game of Kyle Randall's career.
  • Kyle Randall has four straight 20+ point games.
CMU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AAustin Keel111011100
AKyle Randall372013001
BO. Mbaigoto14810010
BD. Richardson Jr.18560001
BJohn Simons29764002
B-Blake Hibbitts27803000
C+Chris Fowler29644104
CZach Saylor9410000
CFinis Craddock14410100
-S. Krannitz6010000
-Austin Stewart4000000
KSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Kris Brewer361637111
AChris Evans311983213
ADarren Goodson281865000
ARandal Holt351522211
B-Mark Henniger241010000
B-Bryson Pope15601031
C+D. Manley10320100
-Chris Ortiz5020000
-Kellon Thomas10000111
-Khaliq Spicer3020000
-Melvin Tabb3010000

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