Jamilah Humes and Taisja Jones each scored 20 points to lead host Kent State to a 70-66 win over Ohio in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams on Wednesday night at the M.A.C. Center.
The Golden Flashes (8-5, 1-0) rallied from a four-point deficit in the final three minutes of the game with a 9-1 run to defeat the Bobcats (4-10, 0-1).
''Often times, these kind of games come down to the hustle plays and the little things,'' KSU coach Bob Lindsay said in a prepared statement.
''I thought we came out in the second half and tried to play harder on the defensive end, and we won the battle on the boards (35-27). There were positives that came out of this game that we need to build on.''
Lorriane Odhiambo contributed eight points and eight rebounds for KSU.
Jennifer Bushby led OU with 21 points and Jenny Poff scored 14 points.
OU led 38-35 at halftime.