CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Michael Porrini scored five of his 11 points in the last 1:38 to help Kent State edge Western Carolina 58-56 on Saturday.
Kent State (7-1) trailed 55-51 with 2:36 to go before the Golden Flashes scored seven straight.
Porrini had a three-point play with 1:36 left and, after Porrini missed a layup, Justin Greene came up with the offensive rebound and scored with 53 seconds left to give Kent State a 56-55 lead.
Porrini then made two free throws to put the Golden Flashes up 58-55 with 12 seconds left.
Kent State had the biggest lead for either team at eight, 41-33 with 13:52 remaining.
Carlton Guyton had 13 points and Greene had 12 for the Golden Flashes, who won their fifth straight. Greene also had one block for 100 in his career.