Kent State Releases 2013-2014 Non-Conference Schedule

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The young Flashes will face a challenging schedule this coming season

Kent State released the non-conference schedule for the 2013-2014 season today. It features some challenging contests and nine (!) home games. Here's the full schedule:

Date

Opponent

RPI

KenPom

November 8

Ohio Northern

-

-

November 11

Temple

39

62

November 13

Seton Hall

129

109

November 17

St. Peter's

289

282

November 21

Western Carolina

244

235

November 22

USC-Upstate

230

193

November 23

Niagara

132

138

November 27

Youngstown State

192

200

December 1

Kennesaw State

341

330

December 4

Bucknell

54

66

December 21

Charleston

152

154

December 28

Cleveland State

196

266

December 31

Princeton

125

92

Note: Bold games are home games

The Flashes play two games against NCAA Tournament competition (Temple and Bucknell) and also have good match-ups with Charleston, Princeton and Seton Hall. It was weird to see only two major conference teams (Seton Hall and Temple), but look for Kent State to give both of them a game. Remember, Kent State has beaten a major conference foe the last two seasons in road games at West Virginia and at Nebraska. Temple might be a tough hill to climb, but Seton Hall is definitely there for the taking.

The Flashes are also taking part in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, and are hosting the three games from November 21-23. The Seton Hall game is also a part of that tournament.

It's always good to see the Northeastern Ohio teams playing each other; it has almost become a mini-rivalry between Akron, Kent State, Cleveland State, and Youngstown State. Hopefully they continue to schedule each other so that the fanbases will be able to travel to some games during the season.

Kent State loses Randal Holt and Chris Evans, but still should have a strong nucleus. That's a lot of scoring to replace, but the Flashes have been building on quality transfers (K.K. Simmons and Derek Jackson) and JUCOs to fill the void. With this schedule, I don't see any reason the Flashes can't get to twenty wins yet again.

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