Recap - Ohio Defeats Kent State 59-53

Ohio got 19 points from Nick Kellogg en route to a 59-53 victory over Kent State on Wednesday at Memorial Athletic Center.

Bettors who backed Ohio were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 2 at sportsbooks.

Maurice Ndour had 9 points for Ohio and Travis Wilkins chipped in with 8 points. Stevie Taylor had 4 assists for them, while T.J. Hall was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Kent State got 13 points from Devareaux Manley in a losing cause and another 12 points from Mark Henniger. Kris Brewer contributed 7 assists for them, while Mark Henniger had 7 rebounds.

Ohio led at halftime, 26-19.

The rebound battle favored Kent State as they grabbed 42 boards, while Ohio only had 40.