Kent State (13-7, 4-2) trailed Toledo in the first half on Tuesday night 12-5 in the early going and it looked like the Flashes might have a letdown after cruising by Akron on Saturday.
The Flashes went on to out score the Rockets 64-37 the rest of the way to coast by the young, struggling Toledo Rockets (3-17, 0-6) at Savage Arena 69-49 in front of 4,358 fans.
Justin Greene and Tyree Evans led the Flashes with 14 points each. Greene also added eight rebounds.
It was a 20-0 run that spanned the first and second half that allowed Kent State to take control of the game and never look back. The KSU lead grew from a tight 24-21 game late in the first half to a 44-21 comfortable lead around the 16 minute mark of the second half. KSU scored eight points to end the first half, taking a 32-21 lead into the break.
Greene had nine points during the run, in which they held Toledo scoreless for 7:05.
Kent State continued to shoot the ball well, going 26-52 from the field for 50% and 8-18 from distance for 44%.
Kent State out rebounded Toledo 31-21.
MAC ACTION - In other MAC scores, Ball State defeated Miami 65-59 in double overtime to knock Miami from the first place tie in the East Division at 3-3 in the league. Wednesday night Akron will play at Western Michigan, Bowling Green will play at Eastern Michigan and Ohio at Northern Illinois. I'll be checking out the Zips and Broncos in preparation of KSU hosting WMU on Saturday afternoon. The game on Saturday will be televised on FS Ohio at 2:00 p.m.
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