Kent State out-rebounded a taller Big Ten team Friday, but Northwestern shot much better and beat the Flashes Friday, 72-54.
Melanie Stubbs and Cici Shannon led Kent State with 10 points each. Montia Johnson had nine rebounds while Stubbs and Jordan Korinek had six as KSU held a 46-36 rebounding advantage.
The loss drops Kent State to 0-3.
Northwestern is 3-0 and has won its three games by an average of 33 points. Kent State came the closest.
The Wildcats shot 46 percent, including 6 of 14 three-pointers and 20 foul shots. Kent State shot 32 percent, with just two three-pointers. It got only seven free throws and made two.
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