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#609 Kent State 148
vs. #610 Toledo -3

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 7:00pm EST
Written by David Hess
College hoops action on Tuesday evening and a pair of teams from the Mid-American Conference will square off as the Kent State Golden Flashes grapple with the Toledo Rockets at Savage Arena in Toledo, Ohio. These teams met back on January 7th and Kent State won that game at home by a score of 84-77. Kent State enters this game at 14-6 overall, including 4-3 in league play while the Rockets are 3-4 within the MAC and 11-9 overall.

Golden Flashes Top Bulls To End Slide

The Kent State Golden Flashes had a very solid start to their year as they went 13-3 through their first 16 games but then they lost three games in a row. Kent was able to get back on track in their last game as they topped the Buffalo Bulls on the road by a score of 70-66. The offense had been dominant for the Golden Flashes for much of the year but it has struggled of late. KSU has averaged just 69 ppg over their last four games after hanging up 82.6 ppg over their previous six games. They will need their offense to play well in this one as the Rockets will surely get their fair share of points, especially at home. The Golden Flashes have averaged just 71.5 ppg on the road and 74.0 ppg in league play. Back to the win over Buffalo. Kent State shot 45% from the field overall, including 36% (8/22) while hitting all eight of their free throws. that was key as the Bulls were just 4/9 from the charity stripe. Leading the attack for KSU was Danny Pippen, who had 20 points while Troy Simons had 16. The Bulls shot 42% from the field overall, including 31% (8/25) from long range.  The defense has been average overall this year and they have allowed 74 ppg on the road and 71.0 ppg in league play. Kent State enters this game ranked 36th in the nation in scoring at 78.1 ppg, 76th in field goal percentage at 45.8%, 75th in three-point shooting at 35.7% and 91st in free-throw shooting at 73.3%. On the defensive end of the floor, they are ranked 178th in points allowed at 68.9 ppg, 80th in defensive FG% at 40.6% and 231st in three-point defense at 33.9%.
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