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Akron 79, Cleveland St. 75

AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Darryl Peterson scored 23 points and Romeo
Travis had 10 points and 11 rebounds to help Akron beat Cleveland
State 79-75 Wednesday.

Jeremiah Wood also had 11 points and eight boards for the Zips
(4-2), who shot 48 percent from the field.

Mobido Niakate led the Vikings (3-1) with 25 points while Steve
Gansey scored 17 points.

Peterson had a jumper and Wood scored inside on a layup to give
Akron a 29-19 lead with 7:04 left in the first half. Cedrick
Middleton had nine points as the Zips led 40-34 at halftime.

Cleveland State pulled within 69-68 with 1:23 remaining but
Peterson had a layup and Travis sunk two free throws to help Akron
hold off the Vikings.

The Zips outrebounded Cleveland State 38-30.