In Tuesday night’s only action on the men’s side of the bracket, after a number of postponements wiped the slate clean, the Kent State Godlen Flashes managed to stave off a hungry Bowling Green Falcons squad to maintain their high-seed pace, downing their in-state peers by a final score of 71-67.
The Falcons were able to hang with the Golden Flashes for most of the game, managing to nab a 52-51 lead at the 12:25 mark after Kaden Metheny sank a three-pointer off a defensive rebound from Jacob Washington. The Golden Flashes would regain the lead after a layup from Tervell Beck to make the score 53-52. That was followed by another basket by Gabe O’Neal to make it 55-52. Bowling Green’s Jacob Washington would get followed as he sank his layup, he would make the “and one” to tie the game at 55.
Kent State would go on a six-point run to take the lead back from there. The Falcons brought it back to a 4 point deficit after the pair of free throws by Trey Diggs. A three pointer by Danny Pippen would extend Kent State’s lead to 64 to 57. After a flurry of activity, the Falcons would bring the game back to 2 points after Trey Diggs would make three pointer to make it 69-67 2:43 left in the game.
After several misses by Bowling Green, Danny Pippen would make the layup to bring the game to a 71-67 score with 21 seconds left in the game. Trey Diggs missed layup would be rebound by Danny Pippen to seal the deal.
Kent State would be led by Tervell Beck with 18 points. The leading scorer for the Falcons would be Trey Diggs with 18 points.