AMHERST, NY. (AP) -- Jeremiah Wood scored 16 points and grabbed 5 rebounds as Akron defeated Buffalo 76-68 in Mid-American Conference basketball Saturday.
Akron (12-3, 2-0) opened up an 11-point lead to start the second half, but saw its advantage pared when Buffalo?s Andy Robinson drained 3-pointer cut the margin to 60-57 with 4:24 left.
But the Zips won the game at the foul line, going 28-of-31 in the game and hitting 14 straight down the stretch in the final 3:54.
Akron shot 40 percent from the field for the game. Buffalo shot 42 percent from the field and was 5-of-9 from the foul line.