Scores

Final

USC Upstate 78

(2-3, 2-3 away)

Kent State 79

(5-1, 4-0 home)

7:30 PM ET, November 22, 2013

Memorial A & C Center, Kent, Ohio

1 2 T
UPST 34 4478
KENT 42 3779

Top Performers

USC Upstate: T. Greene 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl

Kent State: D. Manley 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Stl

Kent State holds off SC Upstate in 79-78 win

Associated Press

KENT, Ohio -- Kris Brewer missed his first free throw but hit the second to lift Kent State to a 79-78 win over USC Upstate on Friday night.

The Golden Flashes (5-0) carried a 42-34 advantage into the break but lost the lead midway through the second half. Devaraux Manley, who led Kent State with 21 points, sank one of his seven 3-pointers to regain the lead 71-70 with 3:22 left, but USC Upstate battled back, tying the game at 78-all with 16 seconds left.

A foul sent Brewer to the line with three seconds remaining, where he missed his first shot but then hit the game-winner.

Torrey Craig led the Spartans (2-3) with 21 points, while Ty Greene added 20 with six assists.

USC Upstate shot 54.4 percent from the field, which Kent State overcame with 3-pointers, hitting 18 of 34 for the evening.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UPST
KENT
Points 78 79
FG Made-Attempted 31-57 (.544) 24-55 (.436)
3P Made-Attempted 11-20 (.550) 18-34 (.529)
FT Made-Attempted 5-5 (1.000) 13-17 (.765)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 13 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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