Kent St. 74, W. Carolina 72

Justin Greene scored 21 points and Kent State held off Western

Carolina 74-72 on Saturday night.

Tyree Evans added 14 points, and Chris Singletary and Rodriguez

Sherman each had 11 for the Golden Flashes (20-8), who have won two

games in a row and eight of their past 10.

Kent survived an 8-3 run in the final minute to preserve the

win. Trailing 71-64 with 51 seconds to play, the Catamounts’ Jake

Robinson hit a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 72-70 with 7 seconds to

go. Greene pushed the lead to 74-70 with two free throws before the

Catamounts’ Richie Gordon closed out the scoring with a layup with

2 seconds remaining.

Gordon had 16 points, and Brandon Giles and Mike Williams each

added 11 for the Catamounts (19-8), who lost their second game in a

row and fifth in the past six games.