Scores

Final

Wright State 44

(4-6, 1-0 Horizon)

Akron 72

(6-3, 5-0 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 31, 2005

    James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio

    1 2 T
    WRST 20 2444
    AKR 40 3272

    Top Performers

    Wright St: D. Burleson 10 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast

    Akron: R. Travis 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 3 Blk

    Akron 72, Wright St 44

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Rob Preston scored eight of his 12 points during a 17-1 run to close the first half and Akron went on to beat Wright State 72-44 on Saturday.

    Preston hit two 3-pointers and made two foul shots to help the Zips' take a 40-20 halftime lead.

    Preston and four other players came off the bench for Akron (6-3) to score 38 points to 15 for Wright State's bench players.

    Half of Akron's first-half points came off 16 Wright State turnovers.

    Romeo Travis led Akron with 13 points and six rebounds. Cedrick Middleton scored 11 points and Darryl Peterson added 10 for Akron.

    Drew Burleson scored 10 points and was the only player in double figures for Wright State, which shot 34 percent for the game to 49 percent for Akron. Jordan Pleiman had eight rebounds for the Raiders (4-6).

    Akron jumped to a 23-11 lead to start the game, but Burleson scored five points in an 8-0 run to cut the lead to 23-19.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WRST
    AKR
    Points 44 72
    FG Made-Attempted 16-47 (.340) 27-55 (.491)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 8-23 (.348)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 10-13 (.769)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 29

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