Halftime Report

Central Michigan is on the road but looking no worse for wear. After one quarter, neither squad has the contest in the bag, but Central Michigan leads 28-25 over the Golden Flashes.

If Central Michigan keeps playing like this, they'll bump their record up to 17-12 in no time. On the other hand, Kent State will have to make due with a 14-15 record unless they turn things around (and fast).

Who's Playing

Central Michigan Chippewas @ Kent State Golden Flashes

Current Records: Central Michigan 16-12, Kent State 14-14

How To Watch

What to Know

We've got another exciting Mid American matchup on schedule as the Kent State Golden Flashes and the Central Michigan Chippewas are set to tip at 3:30 p.m. ET on March 2nd at Memorial Athletic & Convocation Center. Kent State will be looking to keep their three-game home win streak alive.

Last Tuesday, the Golden Flashes were able to grind out a solid victory over the Bulls, taking the game 76-64.

Meanwhile, the point spread may have favored Central Michigan last Tuesday, but the final result did not. They took a 79-71 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Cardinals. Central Michigan has now taken an 'L' in back-to-back games.

The win got the Golden Flashes back to even at 14-14. As for the Chippewas, their defeat ended a six-game streak of wins at home and dropped them to 16-12.

As for their game on Saturday, Kent State is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by nine points. Anyone thinking of taking them against the spread should keep this in mind: the team hasn't covered the last four times they've played Central Michigan.

Kent State ended up a good deal behind the Chippewas in their previous meeting back in January, losing 77-62. Will Kent State have more luck at home instead of on the road?


Kent State is a big 9-point favorite against Central Michigan, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Golden Flashes as a 8.5-point favorite.

The over/under is 135.5 points.

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Series History

Kent State has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Central Michigan.

  • Jan 13, 2024 - Central Michigan 77 vs. Kent State 62
  • Jan 31, 2023 - Kent State 81 vs. Central Michigan 69
  • Feb 26, 2022 - Kent State 73 vs. Central Michigan 71
  • Dec 29, 2021 - Central Michigan 72 vs. Kent State 69
  • Jan 30, 2021 - Kent State 83 vs. Central Michigan 76
  • Jan 12, 2021 - Kent State 94 vs. Central Michigan 85
  • Jan 11, 2020 - Kent State 79 vs. Central Michigan 73
  • Mar 14, 2019 - Central Michigan 89 vs. Kent State 81
  • Feb 19, 2019 - Central Michigan 84 vs. Kent State 74
  • Jan 27, 2018 - Kent State 84 vs. Central Michigan 76