YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Chris Evans finished with a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds to help Kent State beat Youngstown State Wednesday night in overtime 85-78 in nonconference action.
Both teams missed opportunities to close out the game in regulation.
With 1:14 left to play in the second period, Kamren Belin missed a potential go-ahead free throw for Youngstown State (3-4).
Randal Holt missed a 3-pointer for Kent State (5-2) with 3 seconds left forcing overtime.
In the overtime period, Kent State went up 78-74 on a three-point play by Darren Goodson with 2:21 left to play, and used free throws the rest of the way to hold on to the victory. Kent was 8 of 9 from the free-throw line in the overtime period.
Holt added 21 points for Kent State on 5-of-9 shooting from behind the arc.
Kendrick Perry led Youngstown State with 26 points.