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Kent State holds off UAB 72-65

Nov 15, 2009 - 2:52 AM KENT, Ohio(AP) -- Mike McKee scored 19 points and Rodriguez Sherman added 17 as Kent State held off Alabama-Birmingham 72-65 on Saturday night.

The teams stayed close early in the first half until, after a Kent State timeout with the score tied at 22, the Golden Flashes (2-0) went on a 13-2 run over the final 3:38 to take an 11-point halftime lead.

The Blazers (1-1) fought back in the second, though, taking a 52-51 lead on Kenneth Cooper's three-point play with 7:41 left.

But, sparked by a 3-pointer by McKee, Kent State went on a 10-2 run to take a seven point lead with just over three minutes left. McKee sank seven free throws in the final 45 seconds to seal the win.

McKee finished 4-for-7 from beyond the arc and 7-for-9 at the foul line for the Golden Flashes. Sherman chipped in with nine rebounds.

Elijah Milsap paced UAB with 18 points.








  • NCAA BB
    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    UAB 24 41 65
    KENT STATE 35 37 72 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: UAB - ELIJAH MILLSAP 18, HOWARD CRAWFORD 17,
    JAMARR SANDERS 8
    KENT STATE - MIKE MCKEE 19, RODRIQUEZ SHERMAN 17,
    TYREE EVANS 10

    Nov 14 9:31 PM
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    RUWTbot Took away 13 roots

    Alabama-Birmingham 56, Kent State 63  2nd - 2:51Nov 14 9:20 PM
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    Alabama-Birmingham 56, Kent State 61  2nd - 3:00Nov 14 9:15 PM
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    Alabama-Birmingham 52, Kent State 57  2nd - 5:13Nov 14 9:06 PM
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    Alabama-Birmingham 52, Kent State 54  2nd - 6:30Nov 14 9:02 PM


  • NCAA BB
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
    --- --- -----
    UAB 24 24
    KENT STATE 35 35 HALFTIME
    HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
    UAB - HOWARD CRAWFORD 8, GEORGE DRAKE 7,
    CAMERON MOORE 3
    KENT STATE - RODRIQUEZ SHERMAN 14, MIKE MCKEE 6,
    CHRIS SINGLETARY 5

    Nov 14 8:10 PM