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(Wednesday, November 28)
Final Score: Kent State 85, Youngstown State 78 (OT)
Youngstown, OH (Sports Network) - Chris Evans recorded a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds as he helped guide the Kent State Golden Flashes to an 85-78 overtime win against the Youngstown State Penguins at the Beeghly Center.
Evans shot 7-of-13 from the floor in his impressive performance for the Golden Flashes (5-2). Randal Holt added 21 points thanks to five three-pointers, while Melvin Tabb added 15 points and seven rebounds off the bench.
Kendrick Perry was the leading scorer in the loss for the Penguins (3-4) with 26 points. Damian Eargle recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds, not to mention four blocks, while Blake Allen added 12 points.
The Penguins led 36-34 at halftime despite converting a mere 1-of-10 behind the three-point line and turning the ball over seven times through the first 20 minutes of action.
In the second half the lead was traded back and forth but with 1:14 remaining, Kamren Belin made the first of two free-throws to tie the game at 68-68 and eventually send the meeting into overtime.
In the extra session, KSU hit 8-of-9 free-throw attempts as it went on to earn the victory.
YSU finished the contest shooting only 4-of-20 behind the three-point line.
11/28 23:08:12 ET
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