Kent St. 73, Iona 72
Justin Greene made one of two free-throw attempts with 1 second
left to give Kent State a 73-72 victory over Iona on Friday night
in both teams’ season opener.
With less than a minute remaining in the game and the score tied
at 72-72, Greene blocked Alejo Rodriguez’ shot attempt and grabbed
Following a timeout by Kent State with 20 seconds left, Greene
drove into the lane to draw contact for a foul as he went to the
free-throw line and knocked down the game-winning point.
The Golden Flashes trailed 72-69 with less than a minute to go
before Carlton Guyton nailed a three-pointer to tie the score with
53 seconds on the clock.
Greene tied a career-high with 26 points on 11 of 15 shooting
and added 14 rebounds for his seventh career double-double.
Mike Glover led the Gaels in scoring with 16 as Iona had five
different players in double figures.