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Simpson leads Flashes to 6th straight win

By admin Published: February 5, 2010

Earlier in the season Kent State coach Geno Ford called senior forward Anthony Simpson an "X-factor."  On Thursday night Simpson was a huge factor in helping lead the Golden Flashes (16-7, 7-2) to their sixth straight win, a 75-68 triumph over Eastern Michigan (11-11, 3-6).  It was the program's 400th win in school history.

Simpson scored a career high 19 points to go along with 7 rebounds.  Simpson was 3-4 from the three point line.  His corner three with 3:07 to go in the second half gave KSU the breathing room they needed to hang on for a victory, despite some sloppy play down the stretch.

Looking like a player with tremendous professional potential, Simpson had a couple highlight reel dunks in the first half to go along with two three pointers to lead KSU with 10 points at the break as the Flashes took a 32-20 lead.

“Anthony was fantastic tonight. He had one of those games where everything was working for him and he did a lot of things well, said Ford.  “He did an unbelievable job and the three he hit in the corner down the stretch was a dagger."  

Tyree Evans and Rod Sherman both had 14 points in the game for Kent State, who shot 65 percent in the second half. 

Kent State held a 23-2 advantage of fast break points and a 31-8 advantage off the bench thanks to Simpson's heroics.

KSU completes the two-game swing through Michigan on Saturday, Feb. 6 at Central Michigan.  Game time is 7:00 pm.  On Thursday night the Chippewas beat Buffalo to up their MAC record to 6-2.

“You get a good win tonight and you want to feel good and enjoy it,” Ford said.  “We’ve got 48 hours and we got to play at Central.”


  • Kent State has won 14 straight against Eastern Michigan, tying the longest active streak by one MAC team over another (Miami over Eastern Michigan)

  • Kent State is 9-0 this season when Anthony Simpson scores in double figures.

  • KSU has won 15 straight over against the MAC West.

  • Kent State is 16-3 this season when scoring over 60 points

Box Score

Kent State Hangs On For Sixth Straight Victory With 75-68 Win Over Eastern Michigan -

Double-Doubles by Dobbins, Bowdry Not Enough as EMU Falls -

Golden Flashes stretch hot streak to six - Record Courier

Flashes glide past Eagles -



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