Flashes use great defense to beat Robert Morris, 46-31 in last non-league game

Kent State played best perhaps its defensive game in two decades Tuesday as it defeated Robert Morris, 46-31.

It was the lowest point total for a KSU opponent since 1996.

The Flashes finish their non-conference season with a 7-5 record. Robert Morris, defending Northeastern Conference champions and a team that beat KSU in Kent last season, is 7-4.

Jordan Korinek led Kent State with 17 points. Ali Poole had 11 and a career-high eight rebounds.

The Flashes held Robert Morris to 25 percent shooting and 2 of 19 on three-point shots. The Colonials had averaged 62.5 points a game, 41.3 percent shooting and 35 percent on three-pointers.

KSU committed 25 turnovers in the game and missed eight foul shots in the first half. The Flashes hadn’t missed more than nine in a game all season. But they were 11 of 12 from the free-throw line in the second half.

The Flashes now break for Christmas and will open the Mid-American Conference season on Saturday, Dec. 30, at Eastern Michigan.

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