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Santiago scores 14 to lead Kent St. past Ohio 75-52

KENT, Ohio (AP) Giovanni Santiago came off the bench to score 14 points to carry Kent State to a 75-52 win over Ohio on Friday night, the Golden Flashes' eighth straight victory.

Malique Jacobs also had 14 points to go with nine rebounds for Kent State (17-9, 12-4 Mid-American Conference). Sincere Carry added 12 points and seven assists. Justyn Hamilton had 10 points and eight rebounds.

The Bobcats' 23.1 field goal percentage represented the worst mark by a Kent State opponent this season.

Kent State dominated the first half and led 45-15 at the break. The Bobcats' 15 first-half points were a season low.

Jason Carter had 12 points for the Bobcats (22-5, 13-3). Ben Vander Plas added 10 points and eight rebounds. Mark Sears had 10 points.

The Golden Flashes evened the season series against the Bobcats. Ohio defeated Kent State 80-72 on Jan. 7.


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Updated February 18, 2022

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