YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Brian Walsh scored 16 points, Nick Harney added 14 and Akron extended the nation's longest winning streak to 16 games with a 70-62 victory over Eastern Michigan on Wednesday night.
Akron (20-4, 11-0 Metro Atlantic) shot 53.2 percent from the field, making 25 of 47 attempts, and was 11 of 17 from the free-throw line.
Strickland tied the game at 39 with a pair of free throws with 10:14 to play but Akron responded with a 24-13 run to take a 63-52 lead capped off by Zeke Marshall's jumper with 2:08 to go and the Zips never looked back.
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?
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.