Kent State Golden Flashes Basketball Tickets
Team: Kent State Golden Flashes
League: NCAA Division I
Conference: Mid-American Conference (MAC)
Head Coach: Rob Senderoff
All-Time Greats: DeAndre Haynes, Al Fisher, Justin Greene, Ed Thompson, Ruben Vance, Roger Evans, Kent Grooms, Tom Lagodich
Rivals: Akron Zips
Kent State Golden Flashes Basketball TicketsKent, Ohio, is home to the Kent State University Golden Flashes basketball program. The Kent State basketball team plays in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center, which is also known as the MACC. The basketball program got its start in 1913 under Coach Alexander Whyte. There have been some years when there was no basketball team from 1917-1919 and from 1943-1944. Since 1913, Kent State has had a total of 24 coaches, including David McDowell who coached from 1948-1951, and then he returned in 1955 and stayed until 1957. The current head coach, Rob Senderoff, has been with the team since 2011 and has a 161-109 record. The Golden Flashes basketball team has had a Sweet Sixteen appearance, six NCAA Tournament appearances, nine NIT appearances and five CIT appearances. Its NCAA tournament record is 4-6, its NIT tournament record is 5-9 and its CIT tournament record is 3-4. The Flashes produced three Mid-America Conference players of the year in DeAndra Haynes, Al Fisher, and Justin Greene, with Justin Greene being the most recent in 2011. Grab tickets to Kent State Golden Flashes' basketball games at StubHub.
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Has the Kent State Golden Flashes basketball team ever won a national title?While the Golden Flashes basketball team has not won a national title yet, it has won nine MAC Regular Season Championships and six MAC Tournament Championships.
Does the Kent State Golden Flashes basketball team have any historical rivalries?There is a bitter rivalry between the Kent State Golden Flashes and the Akron Zips. They are both MAC members, and they are located just 14 miles apart. They play each other twice a year. Adding fuel to the fire, the final game between the two rivals is often also the final game of the season, and sometimes the conference championship is determined by the winner of that game. For the 2019-2020 season, you catch Akron at Kent State on Jan. 31. The proximity and desire to be MAC champions fuels an amazing rivalry, and you do not want to miss out on seeing these two square-off against each other.
What was the record last season for Kent State Golden Flashes basketball team?Kent State went 22-11 in the 2018-2019 season.
Who are some notable players from the Kent State Golden Flashes' basketball team?Ruben Vance and Roger Evans set a first for Kent State in 1972. It was the first year that the Golden Flashes had two players drafted into the NBA in the same year. Each player was an eighth-round pick, with Vance going to play for the Portland Trail Blazers and Evans going to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Vance set a single-season scoring record at Kent State his junior year of college with 526 points. Evans was the first Kent State player to average over 200 rebounds per season with his ending career rebounds numbering 667. Trent Grooms is another notable player. Grooms played for Kent State from 1977-1980 and led in rebounding each of the four seasons he played. In 1980, Grooms ranked seventh in the nation for rebounds, averaging 12.3 per game. Grooms was drafted to the Kansas City Kings and is the most recent Kent State basketball player to be drafted to the NBA. Other notable players include DeAndre Haynes, Al Fisher, Justin Greene, Ed Thompson and Tom Lagodich.
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