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Kent State vs. Akron: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Kent State 59
(20-13, 8-7 away)
Akron 62
(25-6, 16-1 home)
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena
6:30PM ET / 3:30PM PT, March 15, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Kent State 29 30 59
Akron 32 30 62
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Kent State R Holt 19 C Evans 9 R Holt 5
Akron Z Marshall 18 D Treadwell 12 D Treadwell 4

Kent State suffered a close loss to Akron 62-59 in the semifinals of the MAC Tournament on Friday, Mar. 15. The Golden Flashes go to 1-2 against Akron this season with the loss. The Golden Flashes were led by Randal Holt, who put up a game-high 19 points and five assists. Darren Goodson scored eight points and added seven rebounds. Zeke Marshall registered a double-double for the Zips with a team-high 18 points and 10 rebounds. Kent State (20-13) finished the regular season fifth in the MAC with a 9-7 record in conference play. To get to the semifinals, Kent State got the best of Buffalo (70-68).

Kent State Game Notes

  • The last time KSU started the season 20-13 was 2004.
  • KSU beat the spread by two points. That makes the 16th time this season the Golden Flashes have beaten the spread.
  • The Golden Flashes have been unlucky six times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Kent State is 42-25 in close games.
  • Kent State has lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-5) after recording 59 or fewer total points.
  • The Golden Flashes have lost 83 percent of the time this season (1-5) after having a field goal percentage of 35.7 percent or worse.
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 47.8 percent or better this season, Kent State has lost 78 percent of the time (2-7).
  • The Golden Flashes have recorded more free throws made than their opponents for the past five games.
  • Randal Holt accounted for 32.2 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Chris Evans and Darren Goodson) accounted for 45.7 percent of the rebounds.
  • Randal Holt has led the team in scoring in 10 out of 33 games this season.
  • Chris Evans has led the team in rebounding in 23 out of 33 games this season.
  • Randal Holt has seven straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for Chris Evans.
  • This was the seventh foul out of the season for Mark Henniger.

Akron Game Notes

  • The Zips won this one, but have lost three times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Akron is 39-30 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (Zeke Marshall and Demetrius Treadwell) accounted for 51.6 percent of the points.
  • Demetrius Treadwell accounted for 33.3 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Zeke Marshall has led the team in scoring 13 times in 31 games this season.
  • Demetrius Treadwell has led the team in rebounding 17 times in 31 games this season.
  • Demetrius Treadwell recorded the eighth double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Demetrius Treadwell has six straight double-digit point games.
  • Demetrius Treadwell recorded a double-double. It was the eighth of his career.
  • Zeke Marshall recorded the 12th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Zeke Marshall has eight straight double-digit point games.
  • Zeke Marshall recorded a double-double. It was his sixth this season and ninth of his career.
  • Nick Harney set a career high with a 100 percent field goal percentage.
KSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ARandal Holt361925312
B+Darren Goodson21872002
B+Bryson Pope19831201
BKris Brewer36930301
B-Chris Evans32691113
CMark Henniger18510011
CMelvin Tabb22410100
-D. Manley8010001
-Chris Ortiz4020000
-Kellon Thomas4000000
AKR PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Zeke Marshall3318101071
A+D. Treadwell3514124313
B-Nick Harney251114013
CReggie McAdams14710001
CC. Gilliam21611000
CJake Kretzer20323103
C-Brian Walsh25221111
D+C. Betancourt20132104
-Pat Forsythe7010001

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