Scores

Final

Kent State 77

(8-5, 5-3 home)

7:00 PM ET, December 30, 2012

Memorial A & C Center, Kent, Ohio

1 2 T
FAIR 31 4475
KENT 37 4077

Top Performers

Fairmont State: I. Hill 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast

Kent State: C. Evans 27 Pts, 9 Reb

Kent St. 77, Fairmont St. 75

Associated Press

KENT, Ohio -- Chris Evans finished with game-highs of 27 points and 9 rebounds to help Kent State hold on to beat Division II Fairmont State 77-75 Sunday night.

Kris Brewer added 11 points and Randal Holt chipped in with 10 to help Kent State (8-5) win its third game in a row.

Evans connected on a 3-pointer with 10:08 left to play to give Kent State its biggest lead of the game, 66-49. Evans was 6 of 10 from deep.

Stevie Browning sparked a 26-10 run for Fairmont State (5-3) with back-to-back 3-pointers to cut the lead to just one, 76-75 with 37 seconds left to play.

After Evans made 1 of 2 free throws to make it 77-75, Isaac Thornton missed a potential go-ahead 3-pointer for the Falcons with five seconds left to seal Kent State's victory.

Isaiah Hill led five Falcons in double figures with 19 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FAIR
KENT
Points 75 77
FG Made-Attempted 30-63 (.476) 25-52 (.481)
3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 11-27 (.407)
FT Made-Attempted 8-12 (.667) 16-24 (.667)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
Largest Lead 6 17

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