Kent State rallies, rolls over James Madison 71-51



HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Chris Evans came off the bench to score 17 points and lead a second-half resurgence as Kent State routed James Madison 71-51 Tuesday night.

In winning its fourth straight game, Kent State (6-1) overcame a 29-26 halftime deficit and obliterated the Dukes 45-22 in the second half. James Madison (4-3) finished 24 points below its scoring average of 75 points.

The Dukes scored the first five points of the second half, including a 3-pointer by Humpty Hitchens (11 points) to lead 34-26. An A.J. Davis 3-pointer made it 39-32, but Kent State fashioned a 10-0 run. It included Michael Porrini’s 3-pointer and five straight points by Evans. He and Eric Gaines then scored 10 unanswered points.

Gaines, Porrini, Randal Holt and Justin Greene each scored 10 points for the Golden Flashes, who shot 51.9 per cent from the floor (27 of 62) to 33.3 per cent (21-63) for James Madison.