Scores

Final

Akron 63

(5-2, 2-2 away)

Niagara 59

(5-2, 2-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 3, 2008

    Gallagher Center, Niagara Falls, New York

    1 2 T
    AKR 33 3063
    NIAG 31 2859

    Top Performers

    Akron: N. Linhart 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl

    Niagara: T. Lewis 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 6 Stl

    Akron 63, Niagara 59

    Associated Press

    LEWISTON, N.Y. -- Freshman Anthony Hitchens scored a career-high 15 points, 12 in the second half, as Akron rallied to defeat Niagara 63-59 on Wednesday night.

    Akron (5-2) trailed by nine points at 57-48 with less than six minutes remaining in the second half, but closed the game with a 15-2 run.

    With Akron leading 61-59, Mike Bardo knocked away an inbounds pass to teammate Darryl Roberts, forcing a Niagara turnover with three seconds left. Roberts then hit a pair of free throws to seal the victory.

    Niagara (5-2) had its four-game winning streak snapped. The team hadn't lost a home game since Feb. 8.

    Nate Linhart scored 14 points for Akron. Roberts finished with 11.

    Tyrone Lewis paced Niagara with 21 points. Demetrius Williams had 17.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AKR
    NIAG
    Points 63 59
    FG Made-Attempted 24-58 (.414) 21-52 (.404)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-24 (.250) 5-18 (.278)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-12 (.750) 12-21 (.571)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 9

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