NCAA Basketball

Kent State Golden Flashes (20-12)


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.

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Leaders
Points: A. Williams14.7
Rebounds: D. Pippen7.1
Assists: A. Williams3.7
FG%: A. Williams50.1%
FT%: D. Pippen77.2%
3P%: T. Simons38.9%
Steals: T. Simons1.3
Blocks: D. Pippen1.5
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Florida State26-5
5 Baylor26-4
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Creighton24-7
8 Kentucky25-6
9 Michigan State22-9
10 Villanova24-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Baylor26-4
5 Florida State26-5
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Kentucky25-6
8 Duke25-6
9 Creighton24-7
9 Villanova24-7
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Mid-American Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East
Akron 14-4 24-7
Bowling Green 12-6 21-10
Buffalo 11-7 20-12
Kent State 9-9 20-12
Ohio 8-10 17-15
Miami (OH) 5-13 13-19
West
Ball State 11-7 18-13
Northern Illinois 11-7 18-13
Toledo 8-10 17-15
Central Michigan 7-11 14-18
Eastern Michigan 6-12 16-16
Western Michigan 6-12 13-19
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 76.3 (45)
Rebounds: 10.9 (98)
Assists: 13.9 (104)
FG%: 45.4% (87)
FT%: 72.7% (114)
3P%: 33.9% (145)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 70.0 (196)
Rebounds: 25.4 (185)
Assists: 12.6 (187)
FG%: 41.5% (90)
FT%: 72.2% (258)
3P%: 33.5% (207)
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