Kent State missed 23 layups, 21 three-point shots and 20 shots in the fourth quarter and lost at Akron Saturday, 75-60.
The Zips used two point guards much of the game and pushed the basketball down court hard after missed KSU shots and turnovers. Akron officially had 14 fast-break points, loosely defined as beating the opponent down the court before it could set up its defense. Kent State has zero.
Akron guard Shaunay Edmonds had nine assists and 15 points and freshman guard Destiny Perkins had 19 points and four assists.
Jordan Korinek scored 22 points for Kent State but fouled out with two-and-a-half minutes to go. She made 9 of 16 shots, but everyone else on KSU’s team struggled badly shooting. Megan Carter was two of 20 from the field, Ali Poole four of 15, McKenna Stephens three of 11 and Alexa Golden two of 10.
Overall Kent State made a season-low 28.6 percent of its shots. The Flashes were six of 21 on three-pointers and 10 of 33 on layups. The Flashes had 77 shots, nine more than in any other game this season.
KSU trailed by five going into the fourth quarter but made just four of 24 shots in the last 10 minutes. Akron made 10 of 14 in the fourth.
It was Akron’s first win in nine conference games. The Zips are 7-13 overall. Kent State is 3-6 in the MAC and 10-11.
DETAILS STORY, INCLUDING QUOTES FROM BOTH COACHES, WILL FOLLOW.