Scores

Final

Akron 65

(18-7, 8-4 MAC)

Bowling Green 56

(11-13, 6-6 MAC)

    2:00 PM ET, February 16, 2008

    Anderson Arena, Bowling Green, Ohio

    1 2 T
    AKR 31 3465
    BGSU 26 3056

    Top Performers

    Akron: N. Linhart 14 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Bowling Green: C. Knight 12 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Akron 65, Bowling Green 56

    Associated Press

    BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) -- Nate Linhart, Cedrick Middleton and Nick Dials each scored 14 points and Akron used its pressure defense to force 18 turnovers in a 65-56 victory over Bowling Green on Saturday.

    Linhart and Middleton each hit two 3-pointers and Dials had the other as the Zips (18-7, 8-4 Mid-American Conference) overcame a rebounding differential to beat the Falcons (11-13, 6-6).

    Dials hit all seven of his free throws to lead the Zips (18-7, 8-4 Mid-American Conference) to a seven-point advantage at the line. Akron was 18 of 24 to Bowling Green's 11 of 22.

    Chris McKnight added 10 points for the Zips, who turned Bowling Green turnovers into 26 points.

    Brian Moten had 15 points, Nate Miller 13 and Chris Knight 12 for the Falcons, who trailed 31-26 at the half before coming back to grab a three-point lead with 7:26 remaining. The Zips, however, took advantage of the Falcons' mistakes while hitting free throws down the stretch.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AKR
    BGSU
    Points 65 56
    FG Made-Attempted 21-55 (.382) 21-51 (.412)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 3-16 (.188)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-25 (.720) 11-22 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 3

    2007-08 Season

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