MEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS TO KENT STATE IN TOURNAMENT TITLE GAME, 74-47
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KENT, OHIO –
The Kent State Golden Flashes used a 28-8 run to open the second half as senior guard Armon Gates and junior forward Mike Scott combined for 28 points to lead the Golden Flashes (7-5) past the University of New Hampshire Wildcats (3-9), 74-47, to capture the 2006 Kent State Classic Championship on Saturday night played at the MAC Center.
            The Golden Flashes came out firing with an array of shots from the perimeter netting 6-of-8 from beyond the arc (75.0%) and dominated inside with 36 points in the paint. Kent outscored UNH in the second half by a margin of 45-27 and held the lead throughout the contest. The stingy Kent defense also caused 22 UNH turnovers.
UNH senior co-captain Blagoj Janev (Sydney, Australia) tallied his second double-double of the season with 10 points along with a season-high11 rebounds. Janev was named to the Kent State Classic All-Tournament Team.Wildcat senior co-captain Jermaine Anderson (Beverly, Mass.) posted 11 first half points, including an impressive 3-of-3 from beyond the arc as the Wildcats shot 8-of-20 (40.0%) for the half. UNH sophomore guard Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) notched seven points, while junior forward Mike Christensen (Reston, Va.) posted five points and five rebounds in the loss.
            The Wildcats return to action on Wednesday (Jan. 3) with a visit to defending America East champion University at Albany to open conference play. The tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. The Wildcats lost to Albany in the conference semifinals during the 2005-06 campaign.
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