Kent State scored just 35 points — a season low — and had no player in double figures as it lost its last regular-season game at Miami Saturday, 58-35.
The Flashes will play their first-round MAC Tournament game on the road Monday. Pairings will be announced later Saturday.
Kent State finishes the season 5-13 in the MAC, the opposite of its 13-5 East Division championship record last season. Overall the Flashes are 12-18.
Miami, picked last in the East, is finishes 12-6 in the MAC and is 20-9 overall. The Redhawks have the fourth seed in the tournament and have a bye to the quarterfinals at Quicken Loans Arena Wednesday.
Jordan Korinek and Tyra James had eight points each for Kent State. The eight equaled a season-low for Korinek, who went into the game as the MAC’s second-leading scorer and the fifth-highest scorer in Kent State history.
Eleven KSU players played at least 10 minutes as the Flashes searched for — and didn’t find — productivity.
UPDATE WITH QUOTES FROM STARKEY WILL FOLLOW