Men's Basketball Game Day: Kent State
KENT, Ohio - The Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic takes Bethune-Cookman to Ohio Tuesday as the Wildcats (1-2) face Kent State (2-2) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
ROAD TRIP: This is the fourth game of the Wildcats' season-opening six game road trip and second in a Nebraska Classic that doesn't see B-CU ever set foot in the Cornhusker state. After this, B-CU heads to Valparaiso, Indiana for a mini-tournament that includes Nebraska-Omaha, Chicago State and Valparaiso.
B-CU UPDATE: The Wildcat defense is giving up 65 points a game. That's not an average. All three opponents have posted identical outputs so far this season.
DUKES COUNTDOWN: Kevin Dukes has hit a 3-pointer in 22 consecutive games. His next 3-pointer will move into sole possession of second place on the B-CU all-time career list.
WELCOME HOME: Sophomore point guard Ricky Johnson is enjoying a mini-homecoming. The Akron product played his HS ball at St. Vincent -St. Mary's, the alma mater of LeBron James. Johnson helped SVSM win two state championships.
CAREER NIGHTS: Alex Smith and Paul Scotland had career-high scoring nights (14 and 11, respectively) against UNO. Against Tulane, three players had career highs: Mikel Trapp (12 points), Johnson (6 rebounds) and Alex Smith (8 rebounds).
KENT STATE UPDATE: The Golden Flashes are looking to rebound from an 88-83 loss to Valparaiso on Sunday. Randal Holt, who needs 34 points to become a 1,000 point scorer. led four players in double figures with a season high 20 points.