Scores

Final

Akron 78

(12-6, 4-1 MAC)

E Michigan 68

(11-7, 3-2 MAC)

Coverage: ESPN3

7:00 PM ET, January 22, 2014

Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan

1 2 T
AKR 39 3978
EMU 19 4968

Top Performers

Akron: J. Kretzer 25 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Eastern Michigan: K. Ward 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Akron leads early, beats Eastern Michigan 78-68

Associated Press

YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Jake Kretzer came off the bench to score 25 points and Demetrius Treadwell added 18 as Akron secured a decisive 78-68 victory over Eastern Michigan on Wednesday night.

Treadwell grabbed 11 boards, Kretzer added seven, and Carmelo Betancourt finished with eight assists for Akron (12-6, 4-1 Mid-American). The Zips combined to shoot 10 of 19 (52.6 percent) from 3-point range.

Akron scored 12 uncontested points to start the game, and held the Eagles to just three points over 8 minutes of play. Akron's 20-point lead at the half was too much for Eastern Michigan to overcome, despite it outscoring the Zips 49-39 in the second.

Karrington Ward scored 20 points to lead the Eagles (11-7, 3-2). Ward sparked an 11-0 run with three 3-pointers as Eastern Michigan came as close as it would get, 48-41, with 11:50 to go.

The Eagles ended the night 5 of 21 on 3-pointers.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
AKR
EMU
Points 78 68
FG Made-Attempted 27-58 (.466) 26-72 (.361)
3P Made-Attempted 10-19 (.526) 5-21 (.238)
FT Made-Attempted 14-22 (.636) 9-15 (.600)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 22, 2014 AKR 78, @EMU 68Recap
Feb 5, 2014 @AKR 52, EMU 48Recap