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2018–19 Kent State Golden Flashes men's basketball team

The 2018–19 Kent State Golden Flashes men's basketball team represents Kent State University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Golden Flashes, led by eighth-year head coach Rob Senderoff, play their home games at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center, also known as the MAC Center, as members of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference.

2018–19 Kent State Golden Flashes men's basketball
Kent State K.svg
CIT, First round
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionEast Division
2018–19 record22–11 (11–7 MAC)
Head coachRob Senderoff (8th season)
Assistant coachEric Haut
Assistant coachMatt Sligh
Assistant coachJulian Sullinger
Home arenaMAC Center
Seasons
2018–19 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
No. 15 Buffalo 16 2   .889     32 4   .889
Bowling Green 12 6   .667     22 12   .647
Kent State 11 7   .611     22 11   .667
Akron 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Miami (OH) 7 11   .389     15 17   .469
Ohio 6 12   .333     14 17   .452
West
Toledo 13 5   .722     25 8   .758
Central Michigan 10 8   .556     23 12   .657
Eastern Michigan 9 9   .500     15 17   .469
Northern Illinois 8 10   .444     17 17   .500
Ball State 6 12   .333     16 17   .485
Western Michigan 2 16   .111     8 24   .250
2019 MAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

In the 2017–18 season, the Golden Flashes finished the season 17–17, 9–9 in MAC play to finish in second place in the MAC East division. They defeated Northern Illinois and Ball State in the MAC Tournament before losing to Buffalo in the semifinals.

RosterEdit

[1]

2018–19 Kent State Golden Flashes men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Jalen Avery 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 186 lb (84 kg) Sr Shroder HS Covington, KY
G 1 CJ Williamson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Evans
Texas Tech
Chipola College
Orlando, FL
F 2 BJ Duling 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Newark HS Newark, OH
F 3 Akiean Frederick 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 231 lb (105 kg) Sr Franklin Heights
Sinclair CC
Columbus, OH
G 4 Antonio Williams 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Proviso East
Indian Hills CC
Chicago, IL
F 5 Danny Pippen 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Jr Allen Academy Detroit, MI
G 11 Kain Harris 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr St. Rita of Cascia
Tulane
Chicago, IL
G 13 Mitch Peterson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 199 lb (90 kg) Jr Walsh Jesuit Richfield, OH
G 14 Sam Norton 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Fr Mooresville HS Mooresville, IN
G 15 Anthony Roberts 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Henry Ford Detroit, MI
C 20 Antonio Givens 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Jr West HS
Wabash Valley College
Columbus, OH
G 22 DeAndre Gholston 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr 21st Century Gary, IN
G 23 Jaylin Walker 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Sr Romulus HS Inkster, MI
F 25 Philip Whittington 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 227 lb (103 kg) Jr Northside HS
USC Upstate
Columbus, GA
G 31 Troy Simons 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Renaissance Christian Academy
Polk State College
New Mexico
Pittsburgh, PA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 4 November 2018

Schedule and resultsEdit

The 2018–19 schedule was released on August 1, 2018.[2]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Oct 21, 2018
12:00pm
Robert Morris
Hurricane Relief Exhibition
W 89–62[3] 
MAC Center 
Kent, OH
Non-conference regular season
Nov 10, 2018*
7:00pm, ESPN3
at Cleveland State
Northeast Ohio Coaches vs Cancer Doubleheader
W 83–79  1–0
Wolstein Center (2,052)
Cleveland, OH
Nov 13, 2018*
7:00pm, ESPN+
Shawnee State W 90–69  2–0
MAC Center (3,140)
Kent, OH
Nov 16, 2018*
7:00pm, ESPN3
Liberty L 70–77  2–1
MAC Center (2,214)
Kent, OH
Nov 18, 2018
4:00pm, ESPN+
Alcorn State W 79–48  3–1
MAC Center (2,031)
Kent, OH
Nov 20, 2018*
7:00pm, ESPN+
Savannah State W 104–84  4–1
MAC Center (1,925)
Kent, OH
Nov 23, 2018*
5:00pm, SECN+
at Vanderbilt W 77–75  5–1
Memorial Gymnasium (9,061)
Nashville, TN
Nov 28, 2018*
7:00pm, ESPN3
at Detroit Mercy W 76–72  6–1
Calihan Hall (1,170)
Detroit, MI
Dec 1, 2018*
4:00pm, ESPN+
Norfolk State W 78–67  7–1
MAC Center (1,927)
Kent, OH
Dec 9, 2018*
7:00pm, ESPN+
Wright State W 83–76  8–1
MAC Center 
Kent, OH
Dec 15, 2018*
4:00pm, ACCRSN
at Louisville L 70–83  8–2
KFC Yum! Center (15,117)
Louisville, KY
Dec 21, 2018*
3:00pm, P12N
at Oregon State W 66–63  9–2
Gill Coliseum (4,587)
Corvallis, OR
Dec 28, 2018*
7:00pm, ESPN+
Albany W 70–68  10–2
MAC Center (2,114)
Kent, OH
Dec 31, 2018*
2:00pm, ESPN+
Oberlin College W 71–48  11–2
MAC Center (1,952)
Kent, OH
MAC regular season
Jan 5, 2019
7:00pm, ESPN3
Bowling Green L 64–86  11–3
(0–1)
MAC Center (2,843)
Kent, OH
Jan 8, 2019
7:00pm, ESPN3
Western Michigan W 88–73  12–3
(1–1)
MAC Center (1,895)
Kent, OH
Jan 12, 2019
12:00pm, ESPN+
at Eastern Michigan L 61–95  12–4
(1–2)
Convocation Center (1,827)
Ypsilanti, MI
Jan 15, 2019
12:00pm, ESPN+
at Ohio W 66–52  13–4
(2–2)
Convocation Center (6,560)
Athens, OH
Jan 19, 2019
7:00pm, ESPN3
Northern Illinois W 78–68  14–4
(3–2)
MAC Center (2,291)
Kent, OH
Jan 22, 2019
7:00pm, ESPN+
Toledo W 87–85 OT 15–4
(4–2)
MAC Center (2,205)
Kent, OH
Jan 25, 2019
6:30pm, CBSSN
No. 14-T Buffalo L 79–88  15–5
(4–3)
MAC Center (5,133)
Kent, OH
Feb 2, 2019
12:00 pm, CBSSN
at Ball State W 83–80  16–5
(5–3)
Worthen Arena (4,024)
Muncie, IN
Feb 5, 2018
7:00pm, ESPN+
Miami (OH) W 70–67  17–5
(6–3)
MAC Center (2,236)
Kent, OH
Feb 8, 2019
9:00pm, ESPNU
at Akron L 53–72  17–6
(6–4)
James A. Rhodes Arena (4,289)
Akron, OH
Feb 14, 2019
7:00pm, ESPN+
at Western Michigan W 82–63  18–6
(7–4)
University Arena (1,683)
Kalamazoo, MI
Feb 16, 2019
7:00pm, ESPN+
Eastern Michigan W 71–58  19–6
(8–4)
MAC Center (3,491)
Kent, OH
Feb 19, 2019
7:00pm, ESPN+
at Central Michigan L 74–84  19–7
(8–5)
McGuirk Arena (1,875)
Mount Pleasant, MI
Feb 22, 2019
7:00pm, ESPN2
at No. 25 Buffalo L 57–80  19–8
(8–6)
Alumni Arena (6,688)
Amherst, NY
Feb 26, 2019
7:00pm, ESPN+
Ohio W 78–73  20–8
(9–6)
MAC Center (2,891)
Kent, OH
Mar 2, 2019
4:00pm, CBSSN
at Bowling Green L 72–77  20–9
(9–7)
Stroh Center (3,011)
Bowling Green, OH
Mar 5, 2019
7:00pm, ESPN+
at Miami (OH) W 75–66  21–9
(10–7)
Millett Hall (2,343)
Oxford, OH
Mar 8, 2019
7:00pm, CBSSN
Akron W 68–65  22–9
(11–7)
MAC Center (6,168)
Kent, OH
MAC Tournament
Mar 14, 2019
2:30pm, ESPN+
(4) vs. (5) Central Michigan
Quarterfinals
L 81–89  22–10
Quicken Loans Arena 
Cleveland, OH
CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament
Mar 21, 2019*
8:00pm
at Louisiana–Monroe
First round – Lou Henson Classic
L 77–87  22–11
Fant–Ewing Coliseum (5,742)
Monroe, LA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018-19 Men's Basketball Roster". Bowling Green State University. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Men's Basketball Announces Complete 2018-19 Schedule". Kent State University. 1 August 2018. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  3. ^ https://kentstatesports.com/news/2018/10/21/mens-basketball-mens-hoops-takes-downs-robert-morris-in-hurricane-relief-exhibition.aspx