Kent State Tops Nebraska 74-60 In Lincoln
Golden Flashes 4-2 after their first road win at a Big Ten school since 1970
LINCOLN, Neb. – A historic season for Kent State Athletics continued on Saturday night as the Kent State men's basketball team record a 74-60 win at Nebraska. For the Golden Flashes' storied program, the win is the first on the road against a Big Ten school since 1970.
Senior forward Chris Evans (Chesapeake, Va.) lead Kent State (4-2) with 19 points and six rebounds to help hand Nebraska (4-1) its first loss of the season.
Leading the majority of the game, the Golden Flashes fell behind 33-32 at halftime after the Cornhuskers closed the period with an 8-2 stretch over the last 5:30 capped off by a Dylan Talley lay-up in the closing seconds. Talley would go into the half with 17 points and finish with a game high 27.
The Nebraska lead was short lived however as Evans fueled a 10-2 spurt by scoring five points in the first three minutes to give Kent State the lead for good. The senior forward was there again scoring on a jumper with 10 minutes left to extend the lead to 52-49 after the Cornhuskers had pulled to within one. The basket by Evans jump started a 16-4 run over the next five minutes that put the game.
Junior forward Darren Goodson (Cincinnati, Ohio) shook off his early season struggles scoring a Kent State career high 16 points on 8-10 shooting in just 17 minutes of action. Senior guard Randal Holt (Cleveland, Ohio) added 15 points and four assists.
The Golden Flashes return to action on Wednesday, November 28 at Youngstown State.
• First win by Kent State at a Big Ten school since Dec. 21, 1970 at Purdue (64-62)
• First win by Kent State against a Big Ten school since Mar. 15, 2001 vs Indiana (77-73)
• Third straight year Kent State has posted a win against a team from a BCS conference (2012-13 at Nebraska; 2011-12 at West Virginia, 2010-11 vs South Florida)
• Kent State improves to 2-0 under Rob Senderoff against BCS schools
• Kent State improves to 4-0 this season when Chris Evans leads the team in rebounds
• Kent State is averaging 41 points in the second half this season
POSTGAME ROB SENDEROFF: