NCAA Basketball

Hamilton put-back lifts Kent State past Ball State, 66-65

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Justyn Hamilton put back an offensive rebound with 10 seconds left to give Kent State a 66-65 win over Ball State in a Mid-American Conference battle Tuesday night.

The game was tied four times in the final three minutes and neither team led by more than two points.

Sincere Carry's jumper with :33 left put the Golden Flashes in the lead, but Tyler Cochran turned a three-point play to put Ball State in front, 65-64 with :22 left. Carry got to the basket for a layup that would not fall and Hamilton grabbed the rebound and scored the game-winner.

Carry hit 10 of 19 from the field and finished with a season-high 26 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals to lead Kent State (7-6, 2-1 MAC). Hamilton added 11 points and eight rebounds and Malique Jacobs contributed 11 points and six boards.

Cochran scored a season-high 23 points and snared nine rebounds to lead Ball State (6-7, 1-1). Demarius Jacobs added 16 points and Payton Sparks added 12 points and six rebounds.


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Updated January 4, 2022

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