KENT, Ohio -- Kent State got off to a slow start before rallying for a 62-59 win over Robert Morris in an early game for ESPN's Tip-Off marathon.
Justin Greene led Kent State (3-1) with 20 points, helping the Golden Flashes erase a 12-point halftime deficit. He added 12 rebounds for his second double-double of the season.
Randal Holt hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 29 seconds left and finished with 12 points.
Playing their fifth game in five days, the Golden Flashes were sluggish in the first half, shooting just 30 percent. They trailed 35-23 at the break.
Kent State increased the defensive pressure in the second half, forcing Robert Morris (1-1) into a 1-14 shooting slump in the first seven minutes.
Karon Abraham led Robert Morris with 13 points.
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