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.
The guard prospect was one of the top players at the annual Spiece Run N Slam event.
SMU has signed a second player from Australia, 6-foot-11 forward Harry Froling, to a national letter of intent. The Mustangs previously signed guard Tom Wilson from Australia.
There's nothing to suggest the Jayhawks won't end up atop the Big 12 for a 13th season in a row. But what about a return to the Final Four?