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Akron 95, Central Michigan 56

AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Bubba Walther scored 18 points, Darryl
Peterson 17 and Dru Joyce 15 to lead Akron to a 95-56 victory over
Central Michigan on Saturday night.

The Zips (11-5, 5-3 Mid-American Conference) built a 52-29 lead
at the half by hitting 68 percent of their shots from the field.
They hit 59 percent from the field for the game while winning their
fourth in a row.

Walther hit 3-of-5 3-pointers, Peterson 2-of-3 and Joyce 5-of-8
as Akron made 15 of its 28 shots behind the arc. The Zips never
trailed.

Kevin Nelson was the lone Central Michigan (7-9, 2-6) player in
double figures with 17 points.

Akron held a 35-25 advantage in rebounding with Peterson leading
the way with seven.

The Zips moved to 8-0 at Rhodes Arena this season. They are off
to their best start since opening the 1999-2000 campaign with a
12-3 mark.