Men's Basketball: Princeton at Kent State Preview Capsule

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n When/Where: Tonight, 7 p.m./M.A.C. Center.

n Radio: WHLO 640 AM.

n Head Coaches: Mitch Henderson, Princeton (22-16, 2nd season); Rob Senderoff, Kent State (26-14, 2nd season).

n 2011-12 Records: Princeton 20-12; Kent State 21-12.

n Series: First meeting.

n Kent State Leaders: Senior forward Chris Evans leads the Flashes in scoring (18.1 ppg) and rebounding (7.6 rpg). He leads the MAC in offensive rebounds (3.9 orpg). Senior guard Randal Holt is second in scoring (16 ppg, 3.3 rpg), while junior forward Mark Henniger is second in rebounding (4.6 rpg).

n Scouting Princeton: Princeton is coming off a 48-42 overtime loss to Wagner. The Tigers shot 30 percent from the field and 14 percent from 3-point range. ... Princeton averages just 57 points per game, but gives up only 58.7. Meanwhile, Kent State is averaging 80.6 points in the last five games while shooting 41.5 percent from 3. ... The Tigers opened the season with a 57-53 win at Buffalo, then lost three straight to Northeastern, Rutgers and Syracuse. ... Leading scorer Ian Hummer, a 6-7 senior forward, averages 16 points per game and is shooting 49 percent from the field. Still, Princeton is shooting 41 percent from the field overall. Hummer is the only Tigers player averaging in double figures. ... Hummer also leads the team in rebounding (5.5 rpg).

n Flash Facts: Freshman forward Chris Ortiz suffered a broken foot in Wednesday's victory at Youngstown State, and is scheduled to have surgery this morning. ... Holt became the 29th player in KSU history to reach 1,000 points in Wednesday's win at YSU.

n Senderoff on Princeton: "If you like baseball games that are 1-0, if you like watching soccer games where nobody scores, if you like 7-3 football games, this game will be great for you. It's gonna be really, really hard to score. We're just gonna have to find a way to grind it out. It's gonna be a big test for us."

n Countdown to Akron: 50 days.

-- Allen Moff

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