Kent State Hosts Chicago State Friday Night
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A season long five-game homestand to start the year continues on Friday night as Kent State (1-1) welcomes Chicago State (1-1) to the M.A.C. Center. The game is the first of four games for the Golden Flashes as part of the Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic. Kent State also hosts Valparaiso on Sunday and Bethune Cookman on Tuesday as part of the tournament before traveling to Lincoln to face the Cornhuskers on Saturday, Nov. 24.
The Golden Flashes will be looking to rebound from an 80-66 loss to Temple in the ESPN Tip-Off Marathon on Tuesday afternoon. Sophomore guard Kris Brewer led the way for Kent State with a career high 19 points on 8-13 from the field. After averaging only 2.2 points per game all of last season, Brewer is averaging 11.0 through the first two games this year while connecting on 47 percent from the field. Senior forward Chris Evans added 17 points including trio of three-point plays to go along with his three assists and three steals.
Chicago State comes to Kent following an 81-65 win over Concordia Chicago on Tuesday evening. Jeremy Robinson, the preseason Great West Player of the Year leads the team in scoring and rebounds this season. The 6-9 forward is averaging 17 points and nine rebounds through the first two games.
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Next Up For Kent State
The Golden Flashes welcome Valparaiso on Sunday at 2:00 pm followed by Bethune Cookman on at 7:00 pm on Friday.
• Kent State is averaging 18 offensive rebounds and 19.5 second chance points this season
• Kent State converted on four three-point plays vs Temple (3 by Chris Evans, 1 by Kris Brewer)
• Randal Holt is currently sixth on Kent State's career three-point field goals made list and needs three to move into the top five
• Through the first two games Kent State has nine players averaging at least 10 minutes a game
• 10 of Chris Evans' 16 rebounds this year have come on the offensive end
• Kent State has trailed at halftime of both games this season, but is 15-3 under Rob Senderoff when leading at the break
• Chicago State is the first of five first time opponents for Kent State this year. Entering the year the Golden Flashes had played 187 of the current 350 Division I programs in the country