Kent, Ohio – Kent State Men’s Basketball Team (25-6, 15-3 MAC) heads to Cleveland for the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament against No. 7 seed Northern Illinois (13-18, 9-9 MAC) Thursday afternoon Around 4:00 in the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. You can watch Thursday’s contest on ESPN+.
The Flashes have just won 2 out of 5 major MAC Awards. Malik Jacobs Received Best Defensive Player Award Jalen Salinger Awarded Sixth Man of the Year. sincere carry All-MAC First Team and All-Defensive Team two years in a row. Carey is the only player in Kent State history to have won both awards twice. Jacobs also earned spots on his team All-Defensive and All-MAC Second his team.
The Golden Flash are looking to win the MAC Tournament for the first time since the 2016-17 season, when the Flash defeated Akron in the Championship Game to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. The Flashes has his 6 MAC tournament championships and his 56.6 career win percentage in MAC tournaments.
It will be the Flashes’ second time playing against NIU this season. The Huskies defeated the Flashes in their first meeting, he 86-76. The last time the two teams met in a MAC tournament was in his 2017-18 season, with Flshes winning his 76-63.
The 7th-seeded Northern Illinois team will play its first MAC tournament game since 2019. In the season the Flashes and Huskies played, David Coit had his 32 points and Caleb Thornton had his 13 points and 11 assists.
Third Team All-MAC selection David Coit led the Huskies with 15.7 points per game, 12th best in the MAC. Behind Coit is Kaleb Thornton, who won the All-MAC Special Award after leading the MAC with 6.7 assists and 2.2 steals per game.
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The highly decorated Golden Flush will be the No. 2 seed in the MAC tournament, which hosts the No. 7 seed NIU. If Flashes wins, he will face the winners of No. 3 Akron and No. 6 Buffalo on Friday night in the final game of a four-game schedule. For information on all MAC tournaments, visit MAC Tournament Headquarters.
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