Here's what Kent State men's basketball coach Rob Senderoff noticed after watching the tape of Wednesday's 82-76 loss at Western Michigan, the Golden Flashes' fifth setback in the past six games:
WHAT STOOD OUT: "We played well enough to win but we had to make plays when it's winning time, and we didn't get stops when we needed to down the stretch. I think that our collective confidence is a little bit shaken because we keep getting to the top of the mountain and we're not doing what we need to get over that hump. You need to get stops, you need to get rebounds, you need to keep them off the foul line, and we just weren't able to do it. You don't watch the film and say we took poor shots. We didn't play selfishly, we didn't not compete. We just didn't make the plays at winning time. We're very close, but at some point winning a close one would help to get the confidence going."
NEXT GAME: The Flashes (12-11, 3-6) host Central Michigan (9-13, 2-7) on Saturday at 7 p.m.
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