Kent State (19-6, 8-4) vs. Central Michigan (17-8, 6-6)
McGuirk Arena, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two senior guards will be on display as Jaylin Walker and Kent State will face Larry Austin Jr. and Central Michigan. Walker has scored 23 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 19 over his last five games. Austin is averaging 15 points and five assists over the last five games.
BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Central Michigan’s Austin has averaged 17.1 points, six rebounds and 5.5 assists while Shawn Roundtree has put up 16.4 points. For the Golden Flashes, Walker has averaged 22.2 points and 5.2 rebounds while Antonio Williams has put up 10.9 points.
JUMPING FOR JAYLIN: Walker has connected on 40.7 percent of the 177 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 12 of 45 over his last five games. He’s also made 84 percent of his foul shots this season.
UNDEFEATED WHEN: Kent State is a perfect 16-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 46.6 percent or less. The Golden Flashes are 3-6 when allowing opponents to shoot any better than that.
FLOOR SPACING: Kent State’s Jalen Avery has attempted 157 3-pointers and has connected on 34.4 percent of them.
DID YOU KNOW: Central Michigan has attempted the second-most free throws in all of Division I. The Chippewas have averaged 27.2 free throws per game.
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