KENT, Ohio -- Philip Whittington had a season-high 21 points as Kent State narrowly beat Akron 68-65 on Friday night.
Loren Cristian Jackson, whose 14 points per game coming into the contest ranked second on the Zips, shot only 11 percent in the game (1 of 9).
The Golden Flashes evened the season series against the Zips with the win. Akron defeated Kent State 72-53 on Feb. 8.
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