ATHENS, Ohio (AP) (Jan. 8) - Dustin Ford hit a 3-pointer with 1:07 remaining to put Ohio ahead to stay, and the Bobcats held on to beat Kent State, 67-65, on Monday night (Jan. 8) despite
missing 4-of-6 free throws down the stretch.
Ford's 3 gave the Bobcats (7-5, 2-1 Mid-American Conference) a 65-62 lead 13 seconds after the Golden Flashes (9-5, 2-1) tied it at 62 on Demetric Shaw's 3-pointer.
Ohio had several chances after that to put Kent State away, but could not consistently convert at the free throw line.
Anthony Jones and Patrick Flomo both made one of two free throws in the final minute, allowing Kent State to pull within 67-65 on Andrew Mitchell's 3-pointer with three
seconds to play.
Ohio's Brandon Hunter, who scored a game-high 25 points, then missed two free throws, but the Bobcats escaped with the win when Shaw missed a shot at the buzzer.
Ohio hit 24-of-42 free throws, including 11-of-16 by Hunter and 9-of-13 by Flomo, who scored 13. Hunter and Flomo added nine rebounds each.
Trevor Huffman led Kent State with 21 points. Mitchell scored 13 points and Kyrem Massey had 10.