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Kent State Downs Youngstown State 83-79 - Match Report

Derek Jackson scored 15 points leading Kent State to an 83-79 victory over Youngstown State at Memorial Athletic Center on Wednesday.

Kent State won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 6.5-point spread.

Kris Brewer had 14 points for Kent State and K.K. Simmons chipped in with 12 points. Darren Goodson had 3 assists for them, while Mark Henniger was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.

Youngstown State got 32 points from Kamren Belin in a losing cause and another 15 points from Kendrick Perry. Kendrick Perry contributed 5 assists for them, while Bobby Hain had 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Kent State were victorious, as the score was 42-30 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Kent State as they grabbed 40 boards, while Youngstown State only had 29.