AKRON, Ohio -- Demetrius Treadwell scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Akron topped Miami (Ohio) 59-52 on Wednesday night for its fifth straight victory.
Akron (11-5, 3-0 Mid-American Conference) trailed nearly the entire first half but took the lead early in the second and never fell behind again, leading by as many as 11 with less than 3 1/2 minutes remaining.
Miami (5-9, 1-2) cut the deficit to 55-50 with 1:09 to play but then ultimately couldn't capitalize after Akron turned the ball over and missed a free throw on its next two possessions.
Will Felder led Miami with 16 points.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite