Kent State And Miami Square Off Wednesday Night In Game To Be Televised on STO
Portage Community Bank and Akron General Wellness Night at The M.A.C. Center
Kent State will try to win its third consecutive home game in Mid-American Conference play when it hosts Miami University on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
While the Golden Flashes trail 44-86 in the all-time series with Miami, they have won the last three games played in Kent, including last season's 71-67 battle on Jan. 11, 2012. Current Kent State senior Randal Holt scored 16 points in that victory over the RedHawks.
Miami won 62-60 in Oxford on Feb. 21, 2012, holding off a late Kent State rally. Holt scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half as the Golden Flashes tried to erase a double-digit deficit.
Darren Goodson and Kris Brewer have given Kent State consistent No. 3 and 4 scorers in the last few weeks, taking some of the pressure off of top scorers Chris Evans (16.8) and Randal Holt (14.1). In their last five games, Goodson is averaging 15 points and shooting 56 percent from the field while Brewer is averaging 12.4 points and shooting 57 percent from three-point range.
Evans, Holt, Goodson and Brewer all scored in double figures on Wednesday when the Golden Flashes scored an 87-72 home win over Central Michigan.
Miami has lost six of its last seven games, including a 54-50 loss to Akron on Saturday. The RedHawks led 25-16 at the half in Oxford before the Zips battled back to extend their winning streak to 11 games.
Junior guard Allen Roberts leads Miami in scoring at 12.8 per game, followed by 6-foot-7 junior forward Will Felder at 11.5 and freshman guard Reggie Johnson at 9.1.
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Portage Community Bank would like to welcome out all of their employees and family members as they will be presenting a check to The Campus Kitchen Project. Portage Community Bank will donate $10 for every field goal made during this past football season. The Campus Kitchen Project at Kent State is a member of the national Campus Kitchen Program that is present on 29 college campuses across the country. It is Ohio's first and only Campus Kitchen project site. Since opening the Kitchen has prepared more than 15,595 meals and has engaged 2,000 plus volunteers and provided thousands of hours of service to the local community.
Akron General hopes to encourage Kent State fans everywhere to focus on their health and wellness during a special Akron General Wellness Night. At 5:30 PM the gates to the MAC Center will open for Akron General Wellness Night. Several wellness stations will be set up throughout the center featuring free health screenings, cool giveaways, fun activities and more. During the game, attendees will receive healthy tips and there will be opportunities for crowd participation.
Next Up For Kent State
Kent State travels to Athens to battle Ohio on Saturday, Feb. 16.