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.