Scores

Final

Akron 63

(1-2, 0-0 away)

Drake 59

(1-3, 0-2 home)

    1:15 PM ET, November 21, 2009

    Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, Florida

    1 2 T
    AKR 27 3663
    DRKE 33 2659

    Top Performers

    Akron: H. Hitchens 17 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast

    Drake: R. Wedel 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Akron 63, Drake 59

    Associated Press

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Anthony Hitchens scored all of his 17 points in the second half and Akron rallied to defeat Drake 63-59 for the Zips? first win of the season on Saturday.

    Hitchens? 3-pointer with 2:08 left put Akron (1-2) ahead for good, and he assisted on Darryl Roberts? jump shot in the final minute to seal the victory in the Glenn Wilkes Classic. The Zips, who represented the Mid-American Conference last season in the NCAA Tournament, had gotten off to their first 0-2 start in more than a decade.

    Drake (1-3) led 33-27 at halftime on the strength of its 5-of-10 shooting from 3-point range. The Bulldogs held a 42-33 advantage before the Zips went on a 10-0 run. Neither team was up by more than four points the rest of the way, with Drake?s last lead coming when Seth VanDeest split two free throws with 2:22 to go.

    Ryan Wedel led the Bulldogs with 14 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AKR
    DRKE
    Points 63 59
    FG Made-Attempted 23-49 (.469) 20-48 (.417)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-26 (.385) 8-23 (.348)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-14 (.500) 11-18 (.611)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 9

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