Kent State beats Akron 87-70

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KENT, Ohio (AP)—Justin Greene recorded a double-double, scoring 23 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, to lead Kent State in an 87-70 win over Akron on Saturday.

Green led five Kent State players in double-figure scoring as Tyree Evans and Mike McKee had 14 points apiece, Rodriguez Sherman scored 13 and Chris Singletary added 10.

The game was tied at 35-all at the break, but the Golden Flashes (12-7, 3-2 Mid-American Conference) put the game away with a 22-4 run to open the second half.

The Golden Flashes shot 51.7 percent from the floor (30-for-58) compared to just a 44.1 percent mark (26-for-59) by the Zips.

Chris McKnight scored 13 points to lead Akron (13-6, 3-2), while Jimmy Conyers added 12 and Steve McNees had 11.

The Golden Flashes outrebounded the Zips 38-28 and outscored them 23-11 on second-chance points.

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Steve McNees Steve McNees
4-12,  11 Pts
5 Rebs, 5 Assists
 Kent St.
Justin Greene Justin Greene
8-16,  23 Pts
13 Rebs, 1 Assists

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