The visiting Golden Flashes went on an 18-2 second half run and forced 19 turnovers to defeat the Colonials tonight at the Sewall Center in Pittsburgh.
The Colonials (4-7) had pulled to within two points with just over seven minutes to play in the second half when KSU senior Tyree Evans made a 3-pointer to jump-start the run. Evans scored nine points during the run and scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half.
Sophomore Justin Greene led the Golden Flashes (7-4) with 21 points and went 13-of-14 from the foul line. Senior Chris Singletary scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds. Senior Anthony Simpson added nine points and seven rebounds.
The win ties KSU with Eastern Michigan for the most road wins by a MAC team this season with three. KSU has forced an average of 19.9 turnovers in its past three games.
KSU travels to California for the Santa Clara Car Classic Dec. 29-30.
NOTES: Kent State is tied with Eastern Michigan for the most road wins by a MAC team this season with three ... First time Kent State won a game in which Justin Greene was the leading scorer (previously 0-4) ... Kent State has forced an average of 19.9 turnovers in the last three games ... Chris Singletary is averaging 6.7 assists in the last three games ... The 39.5 percent shot by RMU is the lowest by a KSU opponent since the Golden Flashes held UAB to 39.3 percent in the second game of the year.