The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Kent State men's basketball is interested in Cincinnati Aiken's 6-2 sophomore guard William Moore. Moore is also receiving interest from Akron, Xavier and West Virginia. Ohio has offered Moore. Cincinnati prep star Kenny Knight, a 6-7 senior forward, made an oral commitment to the Flashes earlier this year.
Speaking of hoops recruiting, Wednesday begins the early signing period. Elton Alexander includes this KSU note in his latest MAC Insider.
Kent State will have six scholarships available for 2010-11, with six seniors playing their final season for the Golden Flashes: Mike McKee, Chris Singletary, Brandon Parks, Anthony Simpson, Tyree Evans and Frank Henry-Ala. According to Internet recruiting service rivals.com, at least four players are expected to sign early with the Golden Flashes. Coach Geno Ford should expect 6-8 Mark Henninger from Massillon Jackson, 6-4 Eric Games from Chicago Hillcrest, 6-6 Kenny Knight from Cincinnati Winton Woods and 6-4 junior-college wing Carlton Guyton from Mineral Area College (Mo.). One of Kent's six scholarships is projected to go to 6-6 Robert Johnson out of Bedford High, who is already on campus but currently not academically eligible to play. The last scholarship will likely be held until the spring signing period. Kent State opens its season Friday against Samford as host of the three-game Hispanic College Fund Tournament. The event also includes Alabama-Birmingham, Wisconsin-Green Bay and Rochester and runs through Monday at KSU's MAC Center.
For a division title, Kent State needs Temple to lose twice in its final three games, and Ohio to lose at least once in its final three. If the Golden Flashes defeat Temple and Buffalo and move to 7-5, they would have one advantage: Bowls seeking an at-large team to fill a spot are required to take a team with seven wins ahead of a 6-6 team. For example, a 7-5 MAC team can't be trumped by a 6-6 Big Ten team for an at-large bowl slot.