KENT, Ohio (AP) Danny Pippen scored 20 points with nine rebounds and made all 10 of his free throws and sixth-seeded Kent State beat No. 11 Eastern Michigan 86-76 in Monday night's first round of the Mid-American tournament.
The Golden Flashes (20-12) face No. 3 Ball State Thursday's quarterfinal.
Antonio Williams scored 18 points and Anthony Roberts added 14 with six assists for Kent State, which outrebounded the Eagles 41-27. Philip Whittington scored 12 points.