KENT, Ohio -- Leading just 32-30 at halftime, Kent State erupted in the second half for a 77-58 rout of Alcorn State Saturday night in a nonconference game.
The Golden Flashes (2-0), who outscored Alcorn (1-2) 45-28 after halftime, had four players in double figures. Chris Evans had 15 points, Justin Greene and Michael Porrini 12 apiece and Eric Gaines 11.
Marquiz Baker was virtually a one-man show for Alcorn State (1-2). He scored 29 points on 8-of-21 shooting, hitting 5 of 13 shots from the 3-point line. Baker was also 8 for 10 from the foul line. But other than Twann Oakley (13 points), no other Brave scored more than five points.
Kent State outscored Alcorn 42-14 in the paint, and its bench outscored Alcorn State's 38-6. The Golden Flashes shot 49.1 percent from the floor (28 for 57) to just 32.1 percent (17 for 53) for the Braves.