Kent State @ Ohio
Current Records: Kent State 7-6; Ohio 11-2
What to Know
After two games on the road, the Ohio Bobcats are heading back home. The Bobcats and the Kent State Golden Flashes will face off in a Mid-American battle at 6:30 p.m. ET on Friday at Convocation Center. The teams split their matchups last year, with Kent State winning the first 89-79 and Ohio taking the second 85-63.
Even if it wasn’t a dominant performance, Ohio beat the Akron Zips 69-63 on Tuesday. Ohio can attribute much of their success to guard Mark Sears, who had 24 points and five assists in addition to eight boards.
Meanwhile, the Ball State Cardinals typically have all the answers at home, but on Tuesday Kent State proved too difficult a challenge. The Golden Flashes escaped with a win by the margin of a single free throw, 66-65. Having forecasted a close win for them, the oddsmakers were right on the money. It was another big night for Kent State’s guard Sincere Carry, who had 26 points and six assists along with seven rebounds.
Everything went the Bobcats’ way against Kent State when the two teams previously met in March of last year as they made off with an 85-63 victory. Ohio’s victory shoved Kent State out of the playoffs, so they have a target on their back.
How To Watch
When: Friday at 6:30 p.m. ETWhere: Convocation Center — Athens, OhioTV: CBS Sports NetworkFollow: CBS Sports AppWatch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
Kent State have won eight out of their last 13 games against Ohio.
Mar 11, 2021 – Ohio 85 vs. Kent State 63Jan 16, 2021 – Kent State 89 vs. Ohio 79Feb 28, 2020 – Ohio 76 vs. Kent State 69Feb 15, 2020 – Kent State 87 vs. Ohio 72Feb 26, 2019 – Kent State 78 vs. Ohio 73Jan 15, 2019 – Kent State 66 vs. Ohio 52Feb 20, 2018 – Ohio 88 vs. Kent State 76Jan 12, 2018 – Kent State 70 vs. Ohio 69Mar 10, 2017 – Kent State 68 vs. Ohio 66Feb 25, 2017 – Kent State 70 vs. Ohio 67Jan 06, 2017 – Ohio 85 vs. Kent State 67Jan 29, 2016 – Ohio 72 vs. Kent State 61Jan 16, 2016 – Kent State 89 vs. Ohio 82