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Kent State head coach Darrell Hazell watches from the sidelines during the second quarter of the Mid-American Conference championship game against Northern Illinois, Friday in Detoit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Kent State University head coach Darrell Hazell talks to quarterback Spencer Keith on the sidelines during the Flashes 44-37 overtime loss to Northern Illinois in the Mid American Conference Championship Game at Ford Field on Friday in Detroit. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Sitting in chairs on the gym floor where Akron’s best basketball player learned the game, they came to honor the memory of Akron’s second-best basketball player — and one of its all-time nicest people.