2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
22-11, 3rd in MAC E
7d

Central Michigan advances past Kent in MAC quarters

Larry Austin Jr. scored 23 points and Central Michigan pulled away midway through the second half and hung on for an 89-81 win over Kent State on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament, setting up a matchup against No....

55d

No. 14 Buffalo survives scare, beats Kent State 88-79

CJ Massinburg and Nick Perkins scored 20 points apiece as No. 14 Buffalo pulled away in the final minutes and avoided dropping its second Mid-American Conference game in four days with an 88-79 win over Kent State on Friday night.

Buffalo comes up with two consecutive big-time dunks (0:30)
Kent State's Williams smashes dunk (0:31)
Buffalo's Jordan slams it on the break (0:23)
Tip out leads to dramatic win for Kent State (0:24)
Goodin at right place, right time for 3-pointer (0:27)

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA encountered some rough patches before and after halftime to make their fans squirm for a bit. In the end, though, the Bruins shot 63 percent and pulled away from Kent State for a 97-80 victory, completing an undefeated first round for the Pac-12. UCLA will have to maintain its focus for longer stretches on Sunday against Cincinnati, in a juicy second-round matchup between two 30-win teams.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA has looked a little listless since late in the first half but still has too many weapons for a Kent State team that has only had four players score. A concern for Steve Alford: the much taller Bruins have been outrebounded to this point and have surrendered 12 offensive boards.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

After an awful start, Kent State has found some serious life and trails UCLA now by just five points. Lonzo Ball has been moving awkwardly since falling on his hip late in the first half.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Scary moment for UCLA as Lonzo Ball took a hard fall on a lob pass late in the first half. Ball stayed in the game but rubbed his left hip area for a while and appeared to be limping a bit the rest of the half. Ball is already dealing with a left thumb sprain. The Bruins lead 47-39 at halftime.

Team Stats

Points Per Game75.1
Rebounds Per Game36.0
Assists Per Game13.1
Points Allowed72.8216th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record4-6
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances6