Scores

Final

Marshall 58

(5-9, 0-6 away)

Akron 59

(8-5, 6-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, January 2, 2014

James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio

1 2 T
MRSH 25 3358
AKR 31 2859

Top Performers

Marshall: R. Taylor 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast

Akron: I. Johnson 12 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Akron holds off Marshall, 59-58

Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio -- Quincy Diggs drilled a 3-pointer with 2:29 left to push Akron to a seven-point lead and the Zips made it hold up for a 59-58 win over Marshall on Thursday night.

Chris Thomas scored on a pair of dunks and Ryan Taylor added a layup to cut the lead to one with 49 seconds remaining, but Kareem Canty missed a layup with five seconds left.

Isaiah Johnson came off the Akron bench to score 12 points to lead the Zips (8-5), who got 37 of its 59 points from their bench. Akron, which led by as many as 11 points in the second half, outrebounded Marshall 42-29.

Taylor finished with 16 points to lead the Thundering Herd (5-9), with Canty, Thomas and TyQuane Goard each adding another 10 points.

Marshall shot 22 of 48 from the field (45.8 percent), but converted just 10 of 20 free throw attempts.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MRSH
AKR
Points 58 59
FG Made-Attempted 22-48 (.458) 21-59 (.356)
3P Made-Attempted 4-13 (.308) 3-13 (.231)
FT Made-Attempted 10-20 (.500) 14-26 (.538)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 14 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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