Kent State 70, Akron 67 / Final

Fri, February 17, 2017 7:00 pm (ET GMT)   Conference: Mid-American  
Location: James A. Rhodes Arena • Akron, OH  
Golden Flashes (70)
Zips (67)
Score by Half: Kent State 31-39 - 70   Akron 36-31 - 67  
Officials: Chris Beaver, Paul Szelc, Courtney Green
Attendance: 5,500
AP Game Recap

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Deon Edwin scored 21 points to help Kent State snap Akron's 30-game home winning streak with a 70-67 win on Friday night.

The Zips' home winning streak had been the second longest in the nation behind No. 7 Oregon (41). The Golden Flashes (15-12, 7-7 Mid-American) had a 7-1 run to lead 70-64 on Mitch Peterson's free throw with three seconds left.

Noah Robotham hit three free throws for Akron (22-5, 12-2) with a second left when it didn't matter.

Kent State never trailed after Edwin's basket with 9:19 left made it 48-47, but the Flashes struggled to separate as Akron tied it twice, at 61- and 63-all. But after Edwin's jumper made it 65-63, Kent State never surrendered the lead and hit 5 of 6 free throws in the final 23 seconds to hold on.

Jimmy Hall added 18 points and Jaylin Walker scored 16 for Kent State.

Isaiah Johnson had 18 points, Daniel Utomi scored 16 and Antino Jackson 10 for Akron.

Matchup History
Season Series: Kent State, 2-1 Previous 3 Seasons: Tied, 5-5 Since 1991: Kent State, 34-26
KENT 67 AKR 75
AKR 57 KENT 63
AKR 68 KENT 73
KENT 57 AKR 54
KENT 61 AKR 64
AKR 66 KENT 77
AKR 85 KENT 70
KENT 79 AKR 72
AKR 57 KENT 67

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MIN: Minutes, PTS: Points, FGM: Field Goals Made, FGA: Field Goals Attempted, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, 3FM: 3-Pt FG Made, 3FA: 3-Pt FG Attempted, 3FG%: 3-Pt FG Percentage, 2FM: 2-Pt Made, 2FA: 2-Pt FG Attempted, FTM: Free Throws Made, FTA: Free Throws Attempted, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, OREB: Offensive Rebounds, REB: Total Rebounds, AST: Assists, STL: Steals, BLK: Blocks, TO: Turnovers, PF: Points For, USG%: Usage Percentage (estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player), Eff: Efficiency score

PTS: Points, Poss: Possessions, O-PPP: Points/Possession, Pace: Possessions per 40 Minutes, TS%: True Shooting (weights 3FG, 2FG, FT), eFG%: Effective Field Goal %, ORB%: Offensive Rebound %, DRB%: Defensive Rebound %, TOV%: Turnover %, FT/FGA: Free Throws/FG Attempts

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