2009–10 Kent State Golden Flashes men's basketball team

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2009–10 Kent State Golden Flashes men's basketball
Kent State Centennial athletic.png
MAC East Division Champions
MAC Regular Season Champions
NIT, Second Round
Conference Mid-American Conference
East Division
2009–10 record 24–10 (13–3 MAC)
Head coach Geno Ford
Assistant coach Rob Senderoff
Assistant coach Bobby Steinburg
Assistant coach Armon Gates
Home arena Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010–11 »
2009–10 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Kent State 13 3   .813     24 10   .706
Akron 12 4   .750     24 11   .686
Miami 9 7   .563     14 18   .438
Buffalo 9 7   .563     18 12   .600
Ohio 7 9   .438     22 15   .595
Bowling Green 6 10   .375     14 16   .467
West
Central Michigan 9 7   .563     15 15   .500
Eastern Michigan 8 8   .500     17 15   .531
Western Michigan 8 8   .500     18 15   .545
Ball State 8 8   .500     15 15   .500
Northern Illinois 6 10   .375     10 20   .333
Toledo 1 15   .063     4 28   .125
Conference tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Kent State Golden Flashes men's basketball team represented Kent State University in the 2009–10 college basketball season. The team was coached by Geno Ford and played their home games in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center. They are members of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 24–10, 13–3 in MAC play to win the east division and overall regular season championship. As the 1 seed they were upset by 9 seed and eventual champion Ohio in the quarterfinals of the 2010 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament. As regular season champions they received an automatic bid to the 2010 National Invitation Tournament where they advanced to the second round before falling to Illinois.

Before the season[edit]

Roster changes[edit]

The Golden Flashes lost four seniors from their 2008–09 roster. These seniors include the starters Al Fisher, Jordan Mincy, and Julian Sullinger. Fisher was the team's leading scorer, averaging 14.4 points per game. The team also lost Rashad Woods, who was suspended last year due to a violation of team rules.[1]

To compensate for the team's losses, four new players joined the Flashes for the 2009–10 basketball season. Only one of these four players is a freshman, while one sophomore and two juniors are recruits from junior colleges.

Recruiting[edit]

Name Home town High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Greg Avila
PF
Bronx, NY Harcum College 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sep 8, 2008 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Randal Holt
PG
Bedford, OH Glenville HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sep 13, 2008 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 85
Justin Manns
C
Winston-Salem, NC Owens CC 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Apr 15, 2009 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Ian Pinckney
SG
Chicago, IL Motlow CC 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) May 7, 2009 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

Roster current as of June 25, when their summer prospectus was published.[2]

Name Number Position Height Weight Year Hometown
Tyree Evans 0 G 6-3 210 Senior Richmond, Virginia
Chris Singletary 2 G 6-4 220 Senior Chicago, Illinois
Cameron Joyce 13 G 5-8 160 Redshirt.svg Freshman Akron, Ohio
Anthony Simpson 21 F 6-8 215 Senior Rockford, Illinois
Mike McKee 22 G 6-5 190 Senior Plum Borough, Pennsylvania
Frank Henry-Ala 30 F 6-5 210 Senior Pasadena, California
Rodriquez Sherman 32 G 6-2 185 Redshirt.svg Junior Indianapolis, Indiana
Justin Greene 33 F 6-8 230 Sophomore Brooklyn, New York
Alex Grimsley 42 F 6-7 220 Sophomore Batesville, Indiana
Brandon Parks 55 C 6-10 270 Senior Bunker Hill, Indiana
Greg Avila F 6-6 235 Junior Bronx, New York
Just Manns C 6-11 215 Junior Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Ian Pinckney G 6-3 195 Sophomore Chicago, Illinois
Randal Holt G 6-1 180 Freshman Bedford, Ohio

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position College Graduating year
Geno Ford Head Coach Ohio University 1997
Rob Senderoff Associate Coach University at Albany 1995
Bobby Steinburg Assistant Coach Middle Tennessee State University 1997
Armon Gates Assistant Coach Kent State University 2007
Jaden Uken Director of Basketball Operations University of Nebraska–Lincoln 2003
Brian Edelstein Graduate Assistant Cal Poly 2009

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
November 2*
7:00 p.m.
Ohio Northern W 75–66
Stats 

Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (1,267)
Kent, Ohio
November 7*
7:00 p.m.
at Wooster W 76–59
Stats 

Timken Gymnasium (1,825)
Wooster, Ohio
Regular Season
November 13*
7:00 p.m.
Samford
Hispanic College Fund Classic
W 69–66
Stats 
1–0
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (3,618)
Kent, Ohio
November 14*
TBA
UAB
Hispanic College Fund Classic
W 72–65
Stats 
2–0
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (2,632)
Kent, Ohio
November 15*
TBA
UW-Green Bay
Hispanic College Fund Classic
L 86–87 OT
Stats 
2–1
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (2,571)
Kent, Ohio
November 18*
TBA
Youngstown State W 70–61
Stats 
3–1
Beeghly Center (4,112)
Youngstown, Ohio
November 22*
7:00 p.m.
Rochester College (Michigan)
Hispanic College Fund Classic
W 63–44
Stats 
4–1
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (2,433)
Kent, Ohio
November 25*
7:00 p.m.
at South Florida L 54–76
Stats 
4–2
USF Sun Dome (4,189)
Tampa, Florida
November 29*
7:00 p.m.
at Morehead State W 63–57
Stats 
5–2
Ellis Johnson Arena (2,201)
Morehead, Kentucky
December 4*
7:30 p.m.
at Xavier L 61–77
Stats 
5–3
Cintas Center (9,896)
Cincinnati, Ohio
December 12*
2:00 p.m.
at Pittsburgh L 59–71
Stats 
5–4
Petersen Events Center (9,468)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
December 20*
7:30 p.m.
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi W 85–76
Stats 
6–4
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (3,254)
Kent, Ohio
December 22*
7:05 p.m.
at Robert Morris W 71–57
Stats 
7–4
Charles L. Sewall Center (643)
Moon Township, Pennsylvania
December 29*
11:00 p.m.
vs. Wofford
Cable Car Classic
W 73–66
Stats 
8–4
Leavey Center (NA)
Santa Clara, California
December 30*
11:00 p.m.
vs. Northeastern
Cable Car Classic
L 58–61
Stats 
8–5
Leavey Center (NA)
Santa Clara, California
January 4*
7:00 p.m.
Norfolk State W 84–66
Stats 
9–5
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (1,675)
Kent, Ohio
January 9
2:00 p.m.
at Ohio W 62–60
Stats 
10–5
(1–0)
Convocation Center (8,359)
Athens, Ohio
January 12
7:00 p.m.
at Miami (OH) L 53–55 OT
Stats 
10–6
(1–1)
Millett Hall (1,299)
Oxford, Ohio
January 17
2:00 p.m.
Bowling Green L 70–76
Stats 
10–7
(1–2)
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (3,658)
Kent, Ohio
January 20
7:00 p.m.
Buffalo W 89–54
Stats 
11–7
(2–2)
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (2,918)
Kent, Ohio
January 23
12:00 p.m., ESPNU
Akron W 87–70
Stats 
12–7
(3–2)
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (6,204)
Kent, Ohio
January 26
7:00 p.m.
at Toledo W 69–49
Stats 
13–7
(4–2)
Savage Arena (4,358)
Toledo, Ohio
January 30
2:00 p.m.
Western Michigan W 74–73
Stats 
14–7
(5–2)
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (3,961)
Kent, Ohio
February 1
7:00 p.m.
Northern Illinois W 76–46
Stats 
15–7
(6–2)
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (3,030)
Kent, Ohio
February 4
7:00 p.m.
at Eastern Michigan W 75–68
Stats 
16–7
(7–2)
Convocation Center (874)
Ypsilanti, Michigan
February 6
7:00 p.m.
at Central Michigan W 68–63
Stats 
17–7
(8–2)
Daniel P. Rose Center (3,142)
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
February 10
7:00 p.m.
Ball State W 76–42
Stats 
18–7
(9–2)
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (2,825)
Kent, Ohio
February 13
12:00 p.m., ESPNU
at Buffalo L 55–70
Stats 
18–8
(9–3)
Alumni Arena (2,201)
Buffalo, New York
February 17
7:00 p.m.
Ohio W 74–67
Stats 
19–8
(10–3)
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (3,763)
Kent, Ohio
February 20*
8:00 p.m., ESPNU
Western Carolina
ESPNU BracketBusters
W 74–72
Stats 
20–8
(10–3)
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (5,003)
Kent, Ohio
February 24
7:00 p.m.
at Bowling Green W 75–69
Stats 
21–8
(11–3)
Anderson Arena (1,630)
Bowling Green, Ohio
February 27
7:00 p.m.
Miami (OH) W 66–58
Stats 
22–8
(12–3)
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (5,781)
Kent, Ohio
March 5
8:00 p.m., ESPN2
at Akron W 74–61
Stats 
23–8
(13–3)
James A. Rhodes Arena (5,545)
Akron, Ohio
2010 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament
March 11
7:00 p.m.
vs. Ohio L 64–81
Stats 
23–9
Quicken Loans Arena (NA)
Cleveland, Ohio
2010 National Invitation Tournament
March 17*
7:00 p.m.
Tulsa W 75–74  24–9
Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (1,175)
Kent, Ohio
March 22*
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
at Illinois L 58–75  24–10
Assembly Hall (10,032)
Champaign, Illinois
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time Zone.

After the season[edit]

Awards[edit]

On March 8, 2010, head coach Geno Ford was named the Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year, the seventh time a KSU coach has won the award (Jim McDonald, 1990; Gary Waters, 1999 and 2000; Stan Heath, 2002; and Jim Christian, 2006 and 2008). He was selected by three votes over Keith Dambrot of Akron.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexander, Elton (2009-04-13). "Coles soon to become Miami's win leader". Cleveland Plain Dealer. 
  2. ^ "2009-10 Kent State Men's Basketball: Quick Facts" (PDF) (Press release). Kent State University. 2009-06-25. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  3. ^ "MAC Announces Player of the Year, Coach of the Year". MAC-Sports.com. Mid-American Conference. March 8, 2010. Retrieved March 4, 2011.