AKRON, Ohio -- Demetrius Treadwell did not miss from the floor on his way to a game-high 19 points as Akron defeated Bethune-Cookman 84-56 Saturday night.
Treadwell made all seven field goal attempts, and was 4 of 6 from the line. His 3-pointer at the first-half buzzer helped Akron (3-2) build a 52-21 halftime lead.
Nick Harney scored 15 points, and Deji Ibitayo added 11 for Akron. Quincy Diggs scored nine points, all coming from 3-point range. Diggs' three 3-pointers was a game-high. The Zips hit ten 3-pointers, and have 21 in the past two games.
It was Akron's first regular season home game since the season opener November 8.
Bethune-Cookman (2-11) outscored Akron 35-32 in the second half. Barry Smith scored a team-high 14 points, and Malik Jackson added 12 to lead the Wildcats. The Wildcats have a nine-game losing streak.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski, who missed most of last season with a back injury, says he is returning for another year.
Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to the Badgers for his senior season.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|