Here’s what Kent State men’s basketball coach Rob Senderoff noticed after watching the tape of Saturday’s 87-72 home victory over Central Michigan, the Golden Flashes’ second win in their past three games:
WHAT STOOD OUT: “We did a really good job moving the basketball, and obviously shot the ball well. It was good to see, especially in the first half, how well the ball moved from side to side, and in transition. We basically were able to do what we wanted to do offensively. Also in the second half in particular (junior forward) Mark (Henniger) did a good job scoring on top of the basket, which we need more of that, so that was good. Defensively they made some shots certainly, but we did not guard the way we’ll need to guard in these games coming up. Give Central some credit because they’re difficult to guard, and have a play with their (center) being able to step out and shoot. But we’ve got to do a better job containing the dribble and keeping the ball out of the paint. We’ll work really hard these next few days on our halfcourt defense and getting back to our defensive principals. Obviously it’s nice to get back to those things after a win. And we won because right now we’re moving the ball well, and we’re able to shoot a high percentage because of that. But we have to get back to guarding the way we were earlier in conference play.”
NEXT GAME: The Flashes (13-11, 4-6) host Miami (8-14, 3-7) on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
— Allen Moff/R-C