KENT, Ohio -- Troy Simons scored a career-high 27 points on 7-of-11 shooting from 3-point range and Kent State used the second half to beat Ohio 87-72 on Saturday.
C.J. Williamson scored seven of his 14 points in a 90-second span that was part of a 10-0 Kent State (16-8, 6-5 Mid-American Conference) run. Williamson made two foul shots, hit a 3-pointer and threw down a dunk for a 64-50 lead with 11:26 left. Simons buried a 3 during the run and the Golden Flashes led by double figures the rest of the way.
Jason Preston had 20 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds for the Bobcats (12-13, 4-8). But Preston also committed seven turnovers as Ohio finished with 18 total. Lunden McDay scored 14 points and Sylvester Ogbonda and Ben Vander Plas 12 apiece.
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