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Kent State outlasts Eastern Michigan 75-68

Feb 5, 2010 - 2:53 AM YPSILANTI, Mich.(AP) -- Anthony Simpson scored 19 points to lead Kent State to a 75-68 victory over Eastern Michigan Thursday night.

Tyree Evans and Rodriguez Sherman scored 14 for the Golden Flashes (16-7, 7-2 Mid-American). Simpson also led Kent State with seven rebounds.

Carlos Medlock led all scorers with 22 points for Eastern Michigan (11-11, 3-6). Brandon Bowdry and Justin Dobbins each had double-doubles for the Eagles. Bowdry had 15 points and 10 rebounds while Dobbins had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Kent State still held a slight edge on the boards, 34-32.

Kent State broke away from an 18-18 tie to a 32-20 halftime lead and held on although the Eagles got within five points in the final minute.

The win marked Kent State's 14th consecutive win over Eastern Michigan in the series.