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16-9, 3rd in MAC E
5h

Eastern Michigan holds off Kent State 75-70

Freshman James Thompson IV scored 20 points with a career-best 18 rebounds and Eastern Michigan upended Kent State 75-70 on Saturday, surviving a last-minute comeback attempt and avoiding a seaso

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The Flashes did a great job of getting inside of EMU's 2-3 zone in 2H, as Jimmy Hall and Khaliq Spicer combined for 31 after halftime.

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The Flashes were much-improved defending the 3-point line, holding EMU to just 1-for-14 (7.1%) from long range.

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Jimmy Hall led the Flashes with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Khaliq Spicer added 15 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks.

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Kent State is now 16-9 overall and 7-5 in the MAC. The Flashes are back in action at the M.A.C. Center vs. Western Michigan Tuesday at 7 PM.

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EMU makes both FTs and Kellon Thomas' 3-pointer is off the mark. Kent State falls to Eastern Michigan, 75-70.

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Chris Ortiz connects on a corner 3 to get within 72-67 with 12.2 in 2H. Timeout Flashes.

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Jimmy Hall makes a jumper from above the elbow and KSU calls timeout with 22.9 in 2H. Flashes trail 71-64.

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Jimmy Hall splits a pair of FTs and Kent State trails 66-60 with 2:05 in 2H. Timeout EMU.

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Khaliq Spicer gets his 3rd jump hook + foul on EMU's Thompson. Flashes trail 63-59 with 3:06 in 2H.

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GAME RESET... SCORE: EMU, 61-56 TIME: 3:49 2H FOULS: KSU, 10-8 POSSESSION ARROW: KSY

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Kent State trails 61-56 at the final media timeout of 2H (3:49). EMU has the ball with 16 on the shot clock.

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Jimmy Hall's layup rolls out and EMU leaks out for a fast break dunk to go ahead 59-53. Kent State calls timeout with 5:49 in 2H.

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Kent State trails 54-51 with 7:39 in 2H. EMU will look to complete 3-point play after the media timeout.

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Kent State trails 45-42 with 11:51 in 2H and will have the ball after the media timeout.

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Khaliq Spicer converts another 3-point play to get within 41-38 with 14:02 in 2H.

Team Stats

Points Per Game74.5Tied-148th
Rebounds Per Game37.7Tied-107th
Assists Per Game12.1268th
Points Allowed72.0187th