AKRON, Ohio -- Zeke Marshall scored 15 points with nine rebounds as Akron won its 17th straight and remained perfect in Mid-American Conference play, beating Bowling Green 67-50 Saturday night.
Akron won despite shooting 36.5 percent (23 of 63) from the field and making just 2 of 14 3-point attempts. The Zips helped themselves by making 82.6 percent (19 of 23) at the foul line and outrebounding the Falcons 43-35.
Bowling Green (10-15, 5-7) shot just 32.8 percent (19 of 58), making 3 of 12 from long range. Richaun Holmes led the Falcons with 15 points and eight rebounds off the bench, while A'uston Calhoun added 11 points.
The Falcons went final 5 1/2 minutes without a field goal.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.