Scores

Final

Arkansas State 69

(6-5, 0-2 Sun Belt)

Kent State 73

(7-5, 4-3 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 22, 2012

    MAC Center, Kent, Ohio

    1 2 T
    ARST 34 3569
    KENT 40 3373

    Top Performers

    Arkansas St: E. Townsel 24 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Stl

    Kent State: C. Evans 16 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast

    Kent St. 73, Arkansas St. 69

    Associated Press

    KENT, Ohio -- Randal Holt scored 19 points to lead Kent State past Arkansas State 73-69 Saturday night in a nonconference showdown.

    Chris Evans finished with 16 points and six rebounds, and Thomas Kellon came off the bench to add 14 points for Kent State (7-5).

    After trailing at halftime 40-34, Arkansas State (6-5) got within one, 61-60, on Rakeem Dickerson's free throw with 5:52 left in the second half.

    Kent State responded with an 8-1 run to take a 69-62 lead with 3:44 left to play. Kellon's 3-pointer and layup sparked the Golden Flashes' run.

    With 38 seconds left, Brandon Peterson made two free throws for Arkansas State to cut the deficit to two, 71-69, but Evans converted on two free throws to go up four with just 6 seconds remaining, sealing the victory.

    Ed Townsel led the Red Wolves with 24 points, 19 coming after halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ARST
    KENT
    Points 69 73
    FG Made-Attempted 22-52 (.423) 25-49 (.510)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 7-17 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-25 (.720) 16-22 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 9

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