KENT -- Randal Holt flipped in a driving layup with 3 seconds to play to lift Kent State to a 73-71 win over Fairfield in Wednesday's first round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.
The Golden Flashes travel to Loyola University Maryland for a second-round game on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Holt led KSU (21-13) with 18 points.
Holt scored 15 of his 18 points after halftime, improving to 6 of 13 from the field after an 0 for 4 first half.
He also broke Kent State's single-season record for three-pointers late in the second half.
Derek Needham paced Fairfield (19-16) with 22 points.