The Flashes play their first of four straight road games Sunday at Wright State, the last and probably best of four Horizon League teams KSU plays this year.
Wright State was picked third in the Horizon and is ranked 21st in this week’s CollegeInsider Mid-Major Top 25. The Raiders are 4-3 and have won three in a row, including a win over previous unbeaten Marist last Sunday. Two losses were to Belmont, the No. 8 mid-major, and Michigan State, which is 5-1.
The Raiders have averaged 24.6 wins a season over the last five years.
Top WSU players are senior point guard Emily Vogelpohl, a preseason all-Horizon selection, and 5-8 senior guard Mckenzie Taylor, who led the league in three-pont percentage last season.
The Raiders are similar to Kent State in that they like to push the ball, drive to the basket and shoot three-pointers.
The Flashes lost to Wright State 72-60 in Kent last season but beat the Raiders on the road 79-69 in 2016-17. It was one of KSU’s best games in their 19-13 season.
This season’s Flashes are led in scoring by junior guard Megan Carter (18 points per game), freshman guard Asiah Dingle (12.8) and freshman forward Lindsey Thall (9.8). Thall had perhaps her best game in Kent’s 77-72 loss to Duquesne Wednesday with 15 points on five-of-eight shooting and three-of-six three points, six rebounds and a blocked shot.
Kent State is 3-3 on the season and lost its only two road games so far to ACC opponents North Carolina (5-3) and N.C. State (7-0).
To follow the game
The game starts at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Wright State’s Nutter Center. All tickets are $5. The drive is a little more than three hours. Directions from the Wright State website.
Audio broadcast starts about 1:45 p.m. on Golden Flash iHeart Radio.
Video is through ESPN-plus, which costs $4.99 a month. The service covers about 85 percent of KSU men’s and women’s basketball games and some KSU events in other sports. It includes access to many other MAC games and those of other conferences, plus some unique programming. Here’s a Kent State Q&A on ESPN+ and a link to the game, which will guide you through a purchase.
Live statistics are available here.
Preview from Kent State women’s website, including links to statistics, roster and more.
Wright State website, including links.
MAC statistics, including standings.