Kent St. comes back for 67-63 win over Akron

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KENT, Ohio (AP)—Al Fisher scored 18 points and went 6-of-7 from the foul line to lead Kent State to a 67-63 home win over Akron on Sunday afternoon.

The Flashes (18-13, 10-6 Mid-American Conference) fell behind by as many as 10 points in the first half and bounced back from a 4-point halftime deficit to reclaim the lead midway through the second period.

Brett McKnight led Akron (19-12, 10-6) with 14 points. Anthony Hitchens had 13, including two foul shots that kept the game close near the end.

It turned into a nail-biter as Kent State took a 63-62 lead with a minute to go on a three-pointer by Mike McKee, who finished with 10. The Flashes clinched the win by outscoring the Zips 4-1 in remaining free throws and ended with a 23-7 advantage in second-chance points.

Kent starter Chris Singletary was ejected a minute into the game for a flagrant personal foul.

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 Top Performers
 Akron
Nate Linhart Nate Linhart
2-5,  9 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Kent St.
Al Fisher Al Fisher
6-18,  18 Pts
6 Rebs, 5 Assists

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