Chris Evans, Kent State senior forward - credit: Rick Osentoski, U.S. Presswire
The Kent State Golden Flashes look to start their season with consecutive wins for the fifth straight season.
The Temple Owls visit the Kent State Golden Flashes on Tuesday. Tip-off is at noon, as part of ESPN's 24-hour college basketball marathon. Kent State is 1-0 after a 66-62 overtime win over Drexel, while Temple has not played a game yet. The Owls have not lost a season opener since 2007. In Temple's only previous trip to the M.A.C. Center, the Golden Flashes beat the Owls, 63-54, in November of 2006.
Despite getting the win, Kent State did not look particularly good in their season opener. They shot just 35.1 percent from the field and were 6-for-22 from behind the arc. Chris Evans led the Golden Flashes with 21 points, and Randal Holt contributed 17.
Temple's strength is in its back court. Most notably, senior guard Khalif Wyatt averaged 17.1 points per game last season. Junior guard Aaron Brown led the team with 41.5 percent shooting. Wyatt and Brown will try to fill the void left by graduates Ramone Moore and Juan Fernandez.
Temple Owls at Kent State Golden Flashes
Time: 12 p.m.