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Kent State @ Akron
The Golden Flashes head to the JAR to take on the once mighty Akron Zips on Friday. The game will bebroadcast on ESPNU, which is odd because Akron has the sixth highest win total in the conference.

You do have to give Akron credit, though. After an incident which led to one Akron player being arrested and another needing reconstructive surgery, John Groce and company have kept their heads above water in the MAC.

It appears that some in Akron have figured out that slowing down Jaylin Walker may be a key to success on Friday. Because I couldn't name one player on Akron's roster, I won't bother with keys to victory. I will, however, point out that regardless of Friday's outcome, the Akron program is still searching for that elusive win in the NCAA tournament. Until then, programs like Buffalo, Cleveland State and Wofford demand more of our time and attention.

GO FLASHES!
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02-06-2019 09:23 PM
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KSU 77
CrAkron 72
Groce gets Td up twice late in the game
02-07-2019 07:05 AM
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Everyone just remember one thing: Akron don't thow stuff.
02-07-2019 08:39 PM
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Best part of tomorrow is after the game we get to come home and they have to stay there.
02-08-2019 12:21 AM
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Interesting stat. Kent is 2nd in the country behind Princeton on kenpom's "luck" rankings. Those rankings are interesting because early in the season it can be an indicator of teams who aren't as good as their record, but at some point it just becomes a good way of telling how good a team is in the clutch.
02-08-2019 06:11 PM
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(02-08-2019 06:11 PM)anti-zip Wrote:  Interesting stat. Kent is 2nd in the country behind Princeton on kenpom's "luck" rankings. Those rankings are interesting because early in the season it can be an indicator of teams who aren't as good as their record, but at some point it just becomes a good way of telling how good a team is in the clutch.

WTH is a "luck" ranking? What is involved in the formula?
02-08-2019 08:19 PM
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(02-08-2019 08:19 PM)dannyb73 Wrote:  
(02-08-2019 06:11 PM)anti-zip Wrote:  Interesting stat. Kent is 2nd in the country behind Princeton on kenpom's "luck" rankings. Those rankings are interesting because early in the season it can be an indicator of teams who aren't as good as their record, but at some point it just becomes a good way of telling how good a team is in the clutch.

WTH is a "luck" ranking? What is involved in the formula?

It's explained as the deviation between a team's actually winning percentage and their expected winning percentage based on how he calculates expected winning percentage. Ultimately in our case we're 17-5 but on average only outscore our opponents by 4. So being high in that ranking shouldn't be a surprise.
02-08-2019 09:02 PM
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I like cheese. I don’t have a clue wtf Kent’s offense is all about. Are they an air raid team? Ground and pound? West coast? Run a damn play!!
02-08-2019 09:43 PM
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How is Peterson nearly through his third season and still looks like he has no idea what to do when the ball ends up in his hands?
02-08-2019 09:56 PM
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The lead ref in tonight’s game - I have no idea who he is - but he must have a deep, personal vendetta against KSU. He couldnt foul Whittington to the bench fast enough.
02-08-2019 10:01 PM
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Yeah anti. Peterson is awful on offense. Thank goodness he hustles and gives an occasional hard foul. Akron really stinks at basketball. I sure hope Kent State can win this game.
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Stay under 134.5!! I need new shoes!!
02-08-2019 10:10 PM
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This is awful basketball.
02-08-2019 10:26 PM
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How in the hell was that a continuation?
02-08-2019 10:27 PM
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Man, we're capable of looking like hot garbage at times.
02-08-2019 10:38 PM
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White flag this one
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I assume our luck rating will drop tonight.
02-08-2019 10:51 PM
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We gotta do a better job of drawing up plays to get Walker space. We're expecting him to go one on one and create a possession out of nothing way too much. It's really hard to watch.
02-08-2019 11:04 PM
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I don’t mind losing - even to them - what I do mind is when players wearing KENT STATE on their jerseys just flat out quits. KSU quit tonight. Flat out quit. And that is horseshit.
02-08-2019 11:35 PM
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(02-07-2019 07:05 AM)goldenflash99 Wrote:  KSU 77
CrAkron 72
Groce gets Td up twice late in the game

Well, got half the final score right.
02-08-2019 11:50 PM
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