KENT, Ohio (AP)Sincere Carry’s 17 points helped Kent State defeat Eastern Michigan 81-54 on Friday night.
Carry had six assists for the Golden Flashes (22-5, 12-2 Mid-American Conference). Malique Jacobs added 13 points while shooting 5 of 7 from the field and 2 for 4 from the line, and he also had five rebounds and three steals. Julius Rollins was 4 of 6 shooting, including 1 for 3 from distance, and went 4 for 5 from the line to finish with 13 points.
Emoni Bates led the Eagles (6-21, 3-11) in scoring, finishing with 15 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks. Eastern Michigan also got nine points from Kevin-David Rice. In addition, Orlando Lovejoy finished with seven points.
Kent State took the lead with 19:47 remaining in the first half and did not give it up. Carry led his team in scoring with 12 points in the first half to help put them up 41-25 at the break. Kent State pulled away with a 9-0 run in the second half to extend a 17-point lead to 26 points. They outscored Eastern Michigan by 11 points in the final half, as Jacobs led the way with a team-high eight second-half points.
Both teams next play Tuesday. Kent State visits Ball State while Eastern Michigan hosts Western Michigan.
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