The Zips shot 42 percent from the field, jumping out to a 36-15 late in the first half.
Coastal Carolina trimmed the deficit to nine early in the second half, but Akron answered back with a 17-3 run in which Kretzer hit two 3-pointers.
The Chanticleers used a run of their own to trim the lead to eight with two minutes remaining, but Akron hit six of its last eight free throws to hold off the rally.
High school junior Zach Brown, a 7-footer from Miami, has rescinded his commitment to UConn, sources told ESPN.
Reserve center Akolda Manyang has been charged with felony aggravated assault after being accused of punching a man in the face without provocation.
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