The Zips shot 53.2 percent from the field (33 of 62) and 37.5 percent from the 3-point line (9 of 24), while the Vikings hit only 34.6 percent (18 of 52) and 25 percent (5 of 20).
The Zips also won the rebound battle 43-23.
Akron led 23-11 midway through the first half and cruised to a 42-25 advantage at the break due in large part to outscoring Norfolk State 20-6 in the paint and holding an 11-5 lead in turnovers.
Leaving early for the NBA is a risky decision. Some players -- Skal Labissiere, Dejounte Murray -- slid in the draft. Some -- Isaiah Taylor, Troy Williams -- weren't drafted at all.
College basketball coaches across the country will hit the recruiting trail hard in July to target the Class of 2017's top prospects. Which players are the nation's top programs targeting?
The Tar Heels could lose Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks after next season. Coach Roy Williams has nearly every top-10 2017 prospect on his board.