Mills scores 26 as Saint Mary’s beats Kent State

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KENT, Ohio (AP)—Patrick Mills scored 26 points, including 19 in the second half as Saint Mary’s of California took control and beat Kent State 75-69 Thursday night.

Omar Samhan had 19 and Carlin Hughes added 14 for Saint Mary’s (6-1).

Brandon Parks and Chris Singletary scored 16 points apiece for Kent State (3-4), and Al Fisher had 14.

Saint Mary’s blew a 12-point lead and ended the first half tied 30-30. The lead see-sawed until a 3-pointer by Mills put Saint Mary’s ahead for good at 52-49 with 9:19 to play.

A 3-pointer by Hughes ended a 12-2 run over the next four minutes that put Saint Mary’s up by double figures. Mills was 6-of-6 from the free throw line in the final 1:10 to preserve the win.

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 St. Mary's
Patrick Mills Patrick Mills
8-17,  26 Pts
2 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Kent St.
Chris Singletary Chris Singletary
5-12,  16 Pts
2 Rebs, 5 Assists

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