LaMarcus Redd III hit a three-pointer with six seconds to go in regulation to sink Kent St. after Randal Holt had made one of two free throws to give the Golden Flashes a two-point lead. Kent St. did not get off a game-winning attempted shot of their own.
With the loss, Kent State falls to 8-2. The Golden Flashes had not lost in nearly a month, when they dropped a 57-53 decision to the Cleveland St. Vikings on Nov. 22..
It was little wonder that the final three-pointer of the game went in, as both teams made and took plenty of threes all night: Kent State made 9-21 from outside while Texas-Arlington made 10-24 from deep. The game-winning shot marked the first time that Texas-Arlington had led since they were up 36-33 in the opening minutes of the second half.
The Golden Flashes have little time to recover, as they take on the 6-5 Utah St. Aggies on Thursday night.