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Kent State edges Ohio

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Jaylin Walker had 23 points as Kent State narrowly beat Ohio 78-73 on Tuesday night.
Antonio Williams had 15 points and six rebounds for Kent State (20-8, 9-6 Mid-American Conference). Akiean Frederick added 10 points and nine rebounds.
Jason Carter had 20 points for the Bobcats (12-15, 4-11). Doug Taylor added 12 points. Jason Preston had 11 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.
The Golden Flashes improve to 2-0 against the Bobcats on the season. Kent State defeated Ohio 66-52 on Jan. 15. Kent State matches up against Bowling Green on the road on Friday. Ohio takes on Akron on the road on Saturday.

Ohio U. box
KENT ST. 78, OHIO 73
OHIO (12-15)
Taylor 5-7 2-5 12, Carter 7-9 3-4 20, Kirk 5-11 1-2 11, Preston 3-10 4-5 11, Cowart 0-3 0-0 0, Vander Plas 1-4 0-0 2, Murrell 3-3 1-2 8, Block 3-4 0-0 9. Totals 27-51 11-18 73.
KENT ST. (20-8)
Whittington 4-10 1-2 9, Williams 6-12 2-2 15, Walker 8-21 3-6 23, Avery 2-4 0-0 6, Williamson 0-2 0-0 0, Frederick 5-11 0-1 10, Peterson 3-3 0-0 7, Roberts 4-10 0-1 8. Totals 32-73 6-12 78.
Halftime—Kent St. 35-31. 3-Point Goals—Ohio 8-18 (Carter 3-3, Block 3-4, Murrell 1-1, Preston 1-4, Kirk 0-1, Cowart 0-2, Vander Plas 0-3), Kent St. 8-20 (Walker 4-9, Avery 2-4, Peterson 1-1, Williams 1-2, Frederick 0-1, Williamson 0-1, Roberts 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Ohio 30 (Preston 8), Kent St. 31 (Frederick 9). Assists—Ohio 22 (Preston 8), Kent St. 17 (Roberts 4). Total Fouls—Ohio 11, Kent St. 14. A—2,891 (6,327).