The men's Golden Flashes basketball team started the 2011 season with a win against West Virginia today — and an ESPN national broadcast.
In an upset, Kent State beat the West Virginia Mountaineers 70-60 Tuesday morning in West Virginia, and a crowd of fans was watching at the Water Street Tavern.
Kent State Coach Rob Senderoff said after the game his team adjusted at half time to the jitters of playing a "big-time team" and came out strong in the second half.
"It’s exciting, but we've got to move on to the next one," Senderoff said. "We’ll enjoy this for the bus ride back, maybe a little bit at dinner this evening, but then it’s time to go to work.”
Kent plays Alcorn State next on Saturday and then Cleveland State University a week from today.