Here’s what Kent State men’s basketball coach Rob Senderoff noticed after watching the tape of Saturday’s 78-58 victory at Miami, the Golden Flashes’ fifth win in their past six games, which moved them to .500 in MAC play for the first time since Jan. 23:
WHAT STOOD OUT: “We did a really good job moving and sharing the basketball. We shot a good percentage (52 percent field goals) and made a lot of 3s (13), and when we do that we’ll have a chance to win a lot of games. We didn’t guard in the first half at the level that I think we need to, but in the second half we did a nice job. We were able to stretch the lead because of our defense. That allowed us to get out in transition and score. I thought (sophomore point guard) Kris Brewer (career-high 9 assists), played his best floor game of the year in terms of moving the basketball and really finding guys in transition. Our two seniors (Chris Evans and Randal Holt) continue to play well, and (sophomore guard Devareaux Manley) helped us shooting 4-of-5 from 3. We’re continuing to play better, and we’re doing it at the right time. When you want to play your best basketball is now. Hopefully we can continue to do the things that we’re doing and find a way to win on Senior Night on Tuesday, which will be a special night for our three seniors.”
NEXT GAME: The Flashes (17-12, 7-7 MAC) will host Bowling Green (12-17, 6-8 MAC) on Senior Night Tuesday at 7 p.m.