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Ohio forward Ben Roderick (3) looks to shoot during the game against Kent St. held at the Convocation Center on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. The Bobcats won the game 80-72.

Men's Basketball: A second glance at Kent State and how to watch

Ohio will hit the road once again when it travels to take on Kent State in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center in Kent, Ohio Friday night.

The Bobcats (22-4, 13-2 Mid-American Conference) have returned to the top of the conference standings after throttling Miami with a strong second-half performance Tuesday night. The Golden Flashes (16-9, 11-4 MAC) are in the midst of a seven-game win streak and have a firm hold on third place in the MAC.

Friday’s game will be the fourth time the Bobcats will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network. They haven’t been televised by the network since their game against Toledo last month. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

Here’s a second glance at the Golden Flashes ahead of Ohio’s game in Kent:

Game information

Opponent: Kent State

Venue: MAC Center

Time: 7 p.m.

Watch: CBS Sports Network

Listen: Ohio IMG Sports Network

Meet the opponent

Probable starters

02 Malique Jacobs

03 Sincere Carry

01 VonCameron Davis

04 Andrew Garcia

34 Akeem Odusipe

Individual statistical leaders

Points: Carry (17.8 points per game)

Rebounds: Jacobs (7.3 rebounds per game)

Assists: Carry (4.6 assists per game)

Field goal percentage: Odusipe (58.8%)

3-point percentage: Garcia (47.4%)

Free throw percentage: Giovanni Santiago (92%)

Team statistical profile

Points per game: 70.5

Rebounds per game: 35.8

Assists per game: 12.2

Turnovers per game: 12.4

Field goal percentage: 43.9%

3-point percentage: 32.7%

Free throw percentage: 75.1%

Kent State since Game 1

The Golden Flashes have climbed to third place in the MAC, sitting a game behind Toledo and two games behind Ohio. They’ve won their last seven games, including a win over Akron. 

While Kent State has been able to gain traction over the last three weeks, it hasn’t been without lapses. It lost to Northern Illinois by two points in mid-January, and it lost to Buffalo by double figures.

Player to watch

Garcia — The Georgia transfer found his stride while Kent State has been on its win streak. He’s averaging 12.6 points and four rebounds over his last seven games, and he’s shot 50% or better from the field in five games during that span.


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