Welcome home, Golden Flashes. After not playing at home since November 22, Kent State returned to the M.A.C. Center with an 85-76 win over the Islanders from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Kent State improves to 6-4 on the season.
The holiday season is upon us and KSU was all about giving tonight. The Golden Flashes assisted on 25 of their 29 made field goals. The 25 assists replace Kent State's previous season high of 13 assists against Green Bay.
Senior Chris Singletary stuffed the stat sheet with 14 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and six assists.
“I thought Chris was really mentally ready to play," head coach Geno Ford said. "He was pretty much everywhere at both ends of the floor. "He was just all over the place. When we play teams that play a zone, it’s really essential we have Chris because he’s our best passer and best high post ball handler.”
Kent State returns to action on Tuesday when the team travels to Robert Morris for a 7:00 pm tip.
- The 25 assists are almost double (13 vs UAB and vs Green Bay) Kent State’s previous high for the season.
- First time KSU has had five players in double figures this season. The last two times the Golden Flashes have had five in double figures have come in the final game of the season (2008-09 vs Oakland, CIT; 2007-08 vs UNLV, NCAA tournament).
- The starting line-up of Rodriquez Sherman, Chris Singletary, Mike McKee, Justin Greene and Anthony Simpson was the fifth different starting line-up in 10 games this season.
- Freshman guard Randal Holt played 2 minutes after missing the last three games with a torn meniscus.
- During a three-minute 14-3 KSU run towards the end of the first half Chris Singletary contributed two assists, two steals, a block, and a three-pointer.
- With six steals in the game, Singletary now has 152 for his career. He becomes just the eighth player in KSU history to reach the 150 career steal milestone.
- Singletary’s 10 assists are the most by a KSU player this season and the most since he had 10 against UNC Greensboro (12/18/08). The six steals are also the most since he had eight steals in the same game.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - KENT STATE 84, UNC WILMINGTON 71
The Kent State women's team kicked off the Golden Flashes' basketball doubleheader Sunday evening with a victory, using a strong second-half surge to top visiting UNC Wilmington 84-71.
Four Flashes finished the game in double figures. Junior forward Taisja Jones led all scorers with 25 points in just 28 minutes.
Junior guard/forward Jamilah Humes followed with 13 points, six assists and five steals and senior guard Rachel Bennett contributed 13 points off the bench.
Kent State's senior center Lorriane Odhiambo also had a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds. Yoshica Spears added 10 rebounds for KSU.
UNC Wilmington had three players of its own reach double-figure scoring, led by guard Greta Luksyte's 18 points.
Kent State led 35-33 at halftime but was able to pull away late in the game, aided by 20-of-24 at the free-throw line.
The Flashes made 25-of-31 free throws in the game to 13-of-24 for UNC Wilmington and held a 40-33 rebounding advantage.
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