Sunday, March 17, 2013

CIT Matchup: Fairfield On The Road To Meet Kent St.

Here's another in the series looking at MAAC teams' post-season opponents.

Fairfield is one of four conference teams participating in the Tournament. Its first-round opponent will be ...


GAME INFORMATION: Tuesday, 7 p.m. at the M.A.C. Center on Kent State's campus in Kent, Ohio.

KENT ST.'S RECORD: 9-7 in the Mid-American Conference, 20-13 overall.

KENT ST.'S KEY PLAYERS: 6-foot-8 senior forward Chris Evans (16.6 points, 8.0 rebounds per game), 6-1 senior guard Randall Holt (14.6, 3.2), 6-4 sophomore guard Kris Brewer (9.3, 2.8 assists), 6-5 senior F/G Darren Goodson (8.3, 3.5), 6-9 junior forward Mark Henniger (4.7, 3.4), 6-4 sophomore guard Devareaux Manley (4.8, 4.1).

NOTES: Fairfield is making its third trip to the CIT in four years and its fourth straight appearance in a national post-season event (it played in the 2011 NIT) ... The Golden Flashes knocked off Fairfield, 72-68, in the 2011 NIT's second round, the only other time the two programs have met in post-season play ... Kent State has won at least 20 games 14 times in the past 15 seasons, while the Stags (19-15) need one more victory to run its string of consecutive 20-victory seasons to four ... Kent St. had been 8-1 in a late-season run before losing to Akron, 62-59, in the semifinal round of the Mid-American Conference tournament ... The Golden Flashes had 13 players with at least one start during the season ... Senior guard Randall Holt has mmade 85 three-pointers this year and his 38.6 percent accuracy rate from bonus territory is 46th-best nationally ... Holt had a big game when the teams met two years ago in the NIT, putting up 22 points against the Stags.

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