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December 11, 2011CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Michael Porrini scored five of his 11 points in the last 1:38 to help Kent State edge Western Carolina 58-56 on Saturday.
Kent State (7-1) trailed 55-51 with 2:36 to go before the Golden Flashes scored seven straight.
Porrini had a three-point play with 1:36 left and, after Porrini missed a layup, Justin Greene came up with the offensive rebound and scored with 53 seconds left to give Kent State a 56-55 lead.
Porrini then made two free throws to put the Golden Flashes up 58-55 with 12 seconds left.
Kent State had the biggest lead for either team at eight, 41-33 with 13:52 remaining.
Carlton Guyton had 13 points and Greene had 12 for the Golden Flashes, who won their fifth straight. Greene also had one block for 100 in his career.
Harouna Mutombo led the Catamounts (5-6) with 21 points, and Trey Sumler had 19.