Kent State rallied from nine points down early in the fourth quarter to take a late lead, but Ohio pulled out a 79-89 victory in the last minute.
The Flashes had two chances in its last possession, but a three-point shot and a put-back didn’t go in.
The loss drops KSU to 4-11 in the MAC and 11-16 on the season. Ohio is 9-6 and 15-11.
Jordan Korinek had 26 points for Kent State and didn’t miss a shot. She made nine of nine field goals attempts, including her only three-pain shot, and seven of seven free throws. She also had nine rebounds.
Tyra James had a season-high 15 points off the bench and Alexa Golden had 14, 12 in the second half. Golden also had 10 rebounds for the first double-double of her career.
Ohio freshman guard Cierra Hooks had 21 points, nine steals and eight assists.