Scores

Final

Ohio 66

(19-8, 9-5 MAC)

Akron 50

(17-10, 9-5 MAC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    6:00 PM ET, February 22, 2014

    James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio

    1 2 T
    OHIO 36 3066
    AKR 20 3050

    Top Performers

    Ohio: J. Smith 16 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast

    Akron: D. Ibitayo 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl

    Late first-half surge pushes Ohio past Akron 66-50

    Associated Press

    AKRON, Ohio -- Jon Smith scored 16 points on 8-of-9 shooting and hauled in 12 rebounds to help Ohio push past Akron 66-50 on Saturday night.

    The Bobcats (19-8, 9-5 Mid-American) shot 54.7 percent from the field. Travis Wilkins finished with 14 points and Nick Kellogg added 11.

    Akron (17-10, 9-5) stumbled through a 15-of-56 shooting performance (26.8 percent). Demetrius Treadwell and Quincy Diggs both had 13 points and nine boards, and Deji Ibitayo also contributed 13 points.

    Ohio jumped out to an early 14-2 lead as Kellogg had a 3-pointer, jumper and a layup. The Zips crawled back to pull within three, but Wilkins responded with a 3-pointer and a jumper, igniting a 16-3 run to close the half and take a 36-20 advantage at the break.

    With the win, the Bobcats are now tied with Akron for second place in the East Division of the MAC standings.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    OHIO
    AKR
    Points 66 50
    FG Made-Attempted 29-53 (.547) 15-56 (.268)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-11 (.364) 5-21 (.238)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-6 (.667) 15-25 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 11 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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