Both Kris Brewer and Jimmy Hall came off the bench and finished with 14 points and 10 points, respectively for the Golden Flashes (4-0). Kent State never trailed in the game, building that reached 26 in the second half. They held a 29-10 advantage in bench scoring, won the rebounding battle 40-30, and hit nine more threes than the Flames.
Illinois-Chicago was led by Jake Wiegand's game high 26 points on 11-of-15 from the field. Weigand also had a team high nine rebounds, while Jay Harris finished with 14 points for the Flames (1-3), which shot only 35 percent from the field and had just four assists as a team.