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2016 MAC Men’s Basketball Recap: Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Wofford Terriers

Kent State could never put away the feisty Terriers, but was able to hang on to win, 66-59.

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Kent State did everything but put the ball in the basket in the first half. They shot a miserable 25% from the floor. They held a 28-19 rebounding edge, and only committed 2 turnovers. After Kent went up by 6 with 7:03 left in the first half, the Terriers were able to claw their way back into the game. They were helped in large part because Kent went 6 minutes without a field goal.

After leading 30-28 at intermission, Kent State was never able to get the lead over 6 in the second half. The final margin of 7 was their largest lead of the game.

Wofford was able to rebound much better, gaining a slight rebounding edge for the second half.

Neither team shot particularly well all game, with Wofford finishing 21-56 on the game, and the Golden Flashes an even worse 20-58. That’s 37.5% and 34.5%, respectively.

Kent State only committed 5 turnovers for the entire game, and held a final rebounding edge of 44-35.

Jaylin Walker came off the bench to lead the Golden Flashes in scoring, with 15. In fact, the entire Kent State bench outscored their starters, 34-32. Jimmy Hall was their second leading scorer with 12 points and added 9 rebounds.

Fletcher MaGee led the Terriers with 14 points, 12 of which he got beyond the arc. Ryan Sawvell scored all 12 of his points in the first half.

The win was the Golden Flashes fourth of the season, to go along with 2 losses. The Terriers dropped to 1-4.