Kent St. 76, Louisiana-Lafayette 67

Randal Holt and Michael Porrini scored 15 points apiece as Kent

State righted itself after losing an eight-point lead and defeated

Louisiana-Lafayette 75-67 on Monday night.

The Golden Flashes (3-1) led 43-35 early in the second half, but

the Ragin’ Cajuns (3-5) then went on a 15-2 run to lead 50-45 with

12:02 left.

A dunk by Kadeem Coleby gave Louisiana-Lafayette its final lead,

66-64, with 5:24 left before a 3-pointer by Holt put Kent State

ahead to stay at the 4:26 mark. A 3-pointer by Carlton Guyton, who

scored all 12 of his points in the second half, widened the margin

to 71-66 with 1:04 remaining.

Justin Greene had 14 points and eight rebounds for the Golden

Flashes, and Porrini had six assists.

Coleby scored 19 points to lead the Ragin’ Cajuns, and Darshawn

McClellan added 17 points.