Scores

Final

Akron 64

(14-5, 4-2 MAC)

Cent Michigan 65

(8-10, 3-3 MAC)

    2:30 PM ET, January 26, 2008

    McGuirk Arena, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

    1 2 T
    AKR 28 3664
    CMU 33 3265

    Top Performers

    Akron: N. Dials 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Central Michigan: N. Minnoy 21 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl

    Cent. Michigan 65, Akron 64

    Associated Press

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) -- Nate Minnoy had 21 points and six rebounds for Central Michigan in a 65-64 victory over Akron on Saturday.

    The Zips (14-5, 4-2 Mid-American Conference East) had the ball with 17.7 seconds to play, but Akron was never able to get a shot off as the Chippewas' Giordan Watson tipped the ball away from Nick Dials.

    Akron jumped out to an 8-2 lead on Central (8-10, 3-3 MAC West), but the Chippewas stormed back midway through the first half on a 19-5 run in which they held Akron without a field goal for 9:53 and took a 27-18 lead.

    Central would not trail again until 2:48 to play in the second half after Dials hit a 3-pointer to put the Zips ahead 62-61.

    Robbie Harman followed Dials' 3-pointer with a long two that put the Chippewas ahead for good at 63-62. Harman finished with a career-high 14 points.

    A Minnoy lay-in with 1:35 to play put Central ahead 65-63. Neither team would score in the final 1:20 of play.

    Jeremiah Wood had 16 points and four rebounds for Akron, which lost its second straight game for the first time this season. Dials finished with 14 points while Nate Linhart had 13 points and five rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AKR
    CMU
    Points 64 65
    FG Made-Attempted 17-43 (.395) 26-52 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-9 (.333) 2-13 (.154)
    FT Made-Attempted 27-32 (.844) 11-19 (.579)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 9

    2007-08 Season

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