Kent State beats Youngstown State in OT 85-78

Kent State beats Youngstown State in OT 85-78
November 28, 2012, 10:35 pm
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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) Chris Evans finished with a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds to help Kent State beat Youngstown State Wednesday night in overtime 85-78 in nonconference action.

Both teams missed opportunities to close out the game in regulation.

With 1:14 left to play in the second period, Kamren Belin missed a potential go-ahead free throw for Youngstown State (3-4).

Randal Holt missed a 3-pointer for Kent State (5-2) with 3 seconds left forcing overtime.

In the overtime period, Kent State went up 78-74 on a three-point play by Darren Goodson with 2:21 left to play, and used free throws the rest of the way to hold on to the victory. Kent was 8 of 9 from the free-throw line in the overtime period.

Holt added 21 points for Kent State on 5-of-9 shooting from behind the arc.

Kendrick Perry led Youngstown State with 26 points.