ATHENS, Ohio (AP) Devareaux Manley sank five 3-pointers and finished with 16 points to lead Kent State to a 64-51 win over Ohio on Saturday.
Kris Brewer added 11 points as Kent State (19-8, 10-4 Mid-American) won its third straight to remain tied atop the conference standings with four games remaining.
The Golden Flashes broke it open midway through the first half with a 13-2 run capped by 3-pointers from Manley and Derek Jackson to take a 36-25 advantage into the break. Early in the second, Ohio’s Maurice Daly Ndour sparked a 9-0 burst that cut the gap to 41-39 before Kent State pulled away with a 12-2 run and protected the double-figure lead the rest of the way.
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Ranked 12th in nation on 3-point defense, Kent State held Ohio to just 2 of 12 from long range.
Antonio Campbell led the Bobcats (9-16, 4-10) with 14 points, Stevie Taylor added 13 and Ndour 12.