Kent State carried a 2-0 mark into the game, but the Hoosiers, who are off to a 6-0 mark, were more than equal to the task. Never seriously challenged, Indiana played its whole team with no player getting more than 27 minutes of action. Guard Rainey Alting led the Hoosiers with 13 points.
A look at the box score says volumes in this contest.
Kent State guards Carrie Nance, Lori Krezeczowski and Morgan O'Hara made just 1-of-13 shots and were blanked at the foul line. The Flashes also committed 32 turnovers to 18 for the Hoosiers.
Shooting only 26.8 percent from the field and eight percent from 3-point range sealed Kent State's fate from the beginning. Trailing 36-21 at halftime, the Flashes played no better in the second period, adding only 21 more points.
The starting five scored 17 points. Freshman forward Christi Shibata took one shot and was scoreless in 34 minutes.
One positive was the play of freshman Andrea Csaszar. In 24 minutes, the center scored 20 points on 8-of-16 from the field, was a perfect 4-4 from the foul line, blocked four shots and pulled down five rebounds. In fact, Kent State led the Hoosiers in rebounds 43-42.
Katalin Kollat returned to action after suffering a broken nose in the first game of the season. The sophomore from Hungary scored four points in 18 minutes.
Starting center Julie Studer was the only other Kent State player in double figures with 10 points. Studer pulled down six rebounds but was credited with six turnovers, an uncommon occurrence in her career.
Kent State returns to action Friday in the Wells Fargo Classic in Tempe, Arizona, against UC-Santa Barbara.