Sophomore guard Jaylin Walker scored 15 points to lead the Kent State men's basketball team past Wofford 66-59 in its final game at the Gulf Coast Showcase on Wednesday in Estero, Fla.
Walker shot 4-of-5 from the field for eight points in the second half, when the Golden Flashes (4-2) outscored the Terriers (1-4) 36-31 to claim the victory.
The Flashes had dropped tight games to South Dakota and George Mason in the first two days of the Gulf Coast Classic, but dug out a win on Wednesday despite giving up 13 3-pointers against Wofford — which made just one two-point basket in the second half.
Kent State star junior forward Jimmy Hall struggled from the field, shooting 3-for-11, but still managed to produce 11 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore center Adonis De La Rosa contributed nine points and six rebounds, while sophomore point guard Jalen Avery (7 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 0 turnovers) hit four clutch free throws in the final 40 seconds to help seal the victory.
The Flashes will play their first true road contest of the season Sunday at Northeastern (3-2).