Scores

Final

North Dakota St 53

(20-8, 11-4 Summit)

Akron 68

(22-4, 12-0 MAC)

Coverage: ESPN2/WatchESPN

7:00 PM ET, February 22, 2013

James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio

1 2 T
NDSU 23 3053
AKR 37 3168

Top Performers

North Dakota State: L. Alexander 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast

Akron: Z. Marshall 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 5 Blk

Akron controls North Dakota State for 18th straight win

Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio -- Zeke Marshall scored 14 points and blocked five shots as Akron extended the nation's longest winning streak to 18 games with a 68-53 nonconference victory over North Dakota State on Friday night.

Nick Harney added 13 points and Demetrius Treadwell had 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Zips (22-4), whose last loss came on Dec. 15, 80-73 at Detroit.

Akron's streak is one game longer than that of Memphis, which hosts Southern Mississippi on Saturday, and matched Kansas' 18-game streak earlier this season.

North Dakota State (20-8), which trailed 37-23 at halftime, used a 14-0 run to get within six, 47-41, with 7:35 to play. Lawrence Alexander scored six of his 19 points for the Bison during the run.

A jumper by Marshall, followed by his block of an Alexander layup, started a 9-0 Akron streak that blunted the comeback.

Mike Felt added 15 points for North Dakota State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NDSU
AKR
Points 53 68
FG Made-Attempted 21-67 (.313) 24-52 (.462)
3P Made-Attempted 5-24 (.208) 6-19 (.316)
FT Made-Attempted 6-9 (.667) 14-28 (.500)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 20

2012-13 Season

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