Scores

Final

Akron 72

(9-5, 1-0 MAC)

Ball State 68

(3-9, 0-1 MAC)

7:00 PM ET, January 8, 2014

John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Indiana

1 2 T
AKR 34 3872
BALL 28 4068

Top Performers

Akron: Q. Diggs 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

Ball State: M. Majok 16 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Blk

Akron holds off Ball State 72-68

Associated Press

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Quincy Diggs scored 21 points and Akron held on to defeat Ball State 72-68 in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams Wednesday night.

Chris Bond made a 3-pointer for Ball State with 2.7 seconds remaining to cut the difference to three, 71-68. Akron's Nick Harney made one free throw and the Cardinals missed a long 3-point attempt to close out the game.

The score was tied up at 45 with 11:46 to go, and Ball State took its first lead of the game at 47-45. The Zips (9-5, 1-0) responded with a 7-0 run to go up 52-47.

Akron finished 17 of 24 on free throws, and 10 of its final 16 points came from the line. The Zips combined for 29 personal fouls, which led to 26 points for Ball State (3-9, 0-1).

Bond led the Cardinals with 18 points, including 9 of 10 on free-throw shooting.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
AKR
BALL
Points 72 68
FG Made-Attempted 26-65 (.400) 19-51 (.373)
3P Made-Attempted 3-23 (.130) 4-15 (.267)
FT Made-Attempted 17-24 (.708) 26-34 (.765)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 29 (0/0) 24 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 8, 2014 AKR 72, @BALL 68Recap
Jan 29, 2014 @AKR 73, BALL 46Recap