Flashes face heartbreaking overtime loss 66-65
This week, Kent Patch checked in with Kent State University students, asking them to weigh in on the men's basketball team's chances of advancing to the NCAA Tournament. Most were optimistic, considering the team's No. 1 seed in the MAC Tournament. Particularly going into Saturday night's game against Akron, who lost to Kent eight days earlier in a close match for the outright MAC title. Saturday night's 66-65 overtime loss to Akron shut the door on Kent's chances at the NCAA tournament. Let's hear what our last student respondent thought of the team's chances.
Flashes secure No. 1 seed in MAC Tournament
Justin Greene told Rodriguez Sherman that he would not let him go out with a loss on his senior night. Greene kept true to his word. In front of a sellout crowd and behind Greene’s 18 points and 10 rebounds, the Kent State knocked off rival Akron 79-68 to give the Golden Flashes back-to-back regular season MAC titles for the first time in school history. Even though both teams were postseason locks, the game was played with playoff-like intensity. “Tonight was a blast for our players,” Kent State head coach Geno Ford said. “It had a feeling of a big-time game. The people were here, the atmosphere was great.” Ford became the first head coach in 48 years to win back-to-back outright MAC Regular Season titles. Kent State (21-10) …