NCAA Basketball

Kent State downs E. Michigan in MAC tourney

KENT, Ohio (AP) Danny Pippen scored 20 points with nine rebounds and made all 10 of his free throws and sixth-seeded Kent State beat No. 11 Eastern Michigan 86-76 in Monday night's first round of the Mid-American tournament.

The Golden Flashes (20-12) face No. 3 Ball State Thursday's quarterfinal.

Antonio Williams scored 18 points and Anthony Roberts added 14 with six assists for Kent State, which outrebounded the Eagles 41-27. Philip Whittington scored 12 points.

Noah Morgan hit 6 of 10 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points with four assists and Boubacar Toure had 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Eagles (16-16), who trailed 39-28 at halftime. Ty Groce had 14 points and five assists.

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Updated March 9, 2020

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