Philip Whittington had a career-high 29 points plus 12 rebounds as Kent State beat NC A&T 85-71 in overtime in the Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational on Tuesday.
Whittington shot 9 for 12 from the field.
Trailing 40-39 at halftime, Kent State outpaced NC A&T in the second half to force overtime. In the extra period, the Golden Flashes took control to coast to the 14-point win. The Aggies' 40 first-half points were a season high for the team.
Kent State takes on Hampton at home on Saturday. NC A&T matches up against Wake Forest on the road on Saturday.