Princeton (2-4, 0-0) at Kent State (5-2, 0-0)
Saturday, 7:00 p.m., Memorial A&C Center
Mitch Henderson, 2nd
: Rob Senderoff, 2nd
F – Mark Henniger, junior, 6-9, 5.4 ppg, 4.6
rpg. F - Chris Evans, Senior, 6-8, 18.1 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 2 apg. G – Randal Holt,
senior, 6-1, 16 ppg ,3.3 rpg, 1.7 apg. G – Kellon Thomas, freshman, 5-11, 3.4
ppg, 1.4 rpg, 1.7 apg. G – Bryson Pope, senior, 6-7, 6.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg.
Key reserve: G – Kris Brewer, sophomore, 6-4, 6.3 ppg, 2.7
F – Ian Hummer, senior, 6-7, 16 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 5
apg, F - Will Barrett, junior, 6-10, 9.7 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.3 apg, C - Brendan
Connolly, senior, 6-11, 6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, G - Denton Koon, sophomore, 6-8, 5.2
ppg, 2.2 rpg, G – T.J. Bray, junior, 6-5, 6.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 4 apg.
G – Clay Wilson, sophomore, 6-3, 8.7 ppg, 1.2
Despite losing four starters, the Golden Flashes
were picked to finish 3rd
in the MAC’s preseason media poll. Their
biggest win of the season so far came against Nebraska last Saturday, when they
knocked off the Cornhuskers 74-60 in Lincoln (Nebraska is now 5-1 with a win
over Wake Forest).
Kent State’s one returning starter, guard Randall Holt, has
expectedly taken over much of the scoring duties, but the Golden Flashes have
also a huge start from senior forward Chris Evans. Coming off the bench last
year, Evans averaged 9.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in 21 minutes—numbers he’s
nearly doubled through the first seven games.
The Golden Flashes, however, will be without starting
freshman guard Chris Ortiz, who fractured his foot in Kent State’s 85-78
overtime win against Youngstown State. I’m guessing that coach Senderoff will
go with senior Bryson Pope in Ortiz’s absence, though Melvin Tabb or Kris
Brewer could be possibilities.
Coach Henderson’s take:
“It’s another difficult game. They
had a really nice win on the road at Nebraska. Unfortunately we have to react a
little bit to what was a really tough loss for us but we’ll be ready to get
going. It’s going to be a tough game on the road.”