The Miami Ohio Redhawks will host the Kent State Golden Flashes in a MAC tilt Tuesday night from the Millet Hall. The Golden Flashes recorded a 79-73 home win over Central Michigan on Saturday, and the Redhawks dropped an 83-78 home decision to Buffalo last time out. Kent State topped Miami Ohio in both games last season.
Kent State Compiles 3-0 MAC Recrd
The Kent State Golden Flashes will look to keep their perfect MAC record intact in this one. Their offensive performance has propelled them to a 3-0 conference record which included a 79-73 home win against Central Michigan on Saturday in a game that had Kent State favored by 8.5 points.
Antonio Williams has played a big role in the Golden Flashes' success. The senior guard has scored over 20 points in two out of his last three games. Williams is consistently shooting above 50% in most games and is averaging 14.8 points on 51.9% shooting. Danny Pippen has now picked up three double-doubles on the season. The junior forward is struggling from three-point range that has resulted in a 40.9% field goal percentage, and he is posting 13.8 PPG. Troy Simons has earned at least 13 points in each of his last three games. The senior guard is scoring an average of 12.7 PPG.
3:02 2H | Kent State 69, CMU 65— Kent State Men's Basketball (@KentStMBB) January 11, 2020
Antonio Williams drives one in off the steal! pic.twitter.com/dk6jwc6r2r
The Golden Flashes are ranked 92nd in DI in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings and feature a 3-2 road record. Kent State is piling on the points in their current winning streak and they are averaging 80.3 points, placing them 21st in the country. They are holding opponents to 68.3 points, positioning them 168th overall.
Miami Ohio Still Searching for first MAC Victory
The Miami Ohio Redhawks are still hunting for that elusive first conference win of the season. They have lost all three MAC games due to poor defensive play. Their defensive woes continued in an 83-78 home loss to Buffalo on Friday night in a matchup that had the Redhawks as a one-point dog.
Nike Sibande has cooled off, netting only a combined 17 points in his last two games. The junior guard scored 22 points in the MAC opener, and he enters this one averaging 13.8 points along with 5.5 rebounds per game. Dalonte Brown is thriving, sinking a combined 38 points in his last two games. The junior forward is having a strong year, logging an average 13.4 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Mekhi Lairy was playing well prior to his last few games. The sophomore guard is still shooting a stellar 49% on the season, and he owns an average of 8.9 points.
The Redhawks are positioned down at 213th in the country in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings and stand at 5-3 on their home court. Miami Ohio is scoring an average of 76.3 points, ranking them 77th overall. They are conceding an average of 72.7 points, placing them 269th in DI.
The Kent State Golden Flashes are:
- 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss.
- 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record.
The top supporting trends found on donbest.com are: The Miami Ohio Redhawks are:
- 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games.
- 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight-up loss.
- 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall.