Kent State visits Ball State after Santiago's 21-point game

Tue, Mar 5, 2024
NCAAB News (AP)

Kent State visits Ball State after Santiago's 21-point game

Kent State Golden Flashes (15-14, 8-8 MAC) at Ball State Cardinals (14-15, 6-10 MAC)

Muncie, Indiana; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Golden Flashes -1.5; over/under is 141.5

BOTTOM LINE: Kent State visits the Ball State Cardinals after Giovanni Santiago scored 21 points in Kent State's 79-73 overtime win over the Central Michigan Chippewas.

The Cardinals have gone 8-7 at home. Ball State ranks seventh in the MAC in rebounding averaging 34.9 rebounds. Basheer Jihad leads the Cardinals with 7.9 boards.

The Golden Flashes are 8-8 in MAC play. Kent State is seventh in the MAC giving up 71.8 points while holding opponents to 45.1% shooting.

Ball State is shooting 44.6% from the field this season, 0.5 percentage points lower than the 45.1% Kent State allows to opponents. Kent State has shot at a 44.3% clip from the field this season, 0.3 percentage points below the 44.6% shooting opponents of Ball State have averaged.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jalin Anderson is averaging 15.3 points, 4.5 assists and 1.6 steals for the Cardinals. Jihad is averaging 18.2 points over the last 10 games for Ball State.

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Jalen Sullinger is scoring 15.3 points per game and averaging 2.4 rebounds for the Golden Flashes. Santiago is averaging 1.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Kent State.

LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 4-6, averaging 70.9 points, 34.5 rebounds, 12.7 assists, 4.9 steals and 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 42.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 72.1 points per game.

Golden Flashes: 5-5, averaging 71.2 points, 35.0 rebounds, 13.0 assists, 6.7 steals and 2.5 blocks per game while shooting 42.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 66.3 points.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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