Scores

Final

N Carolina A&T 61

(5-4, 1-0 MEAC)

Akron 78

(6-3, 4-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 13, 2008

    James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio

    1 2 T
    NCAT 35 2661
    AKR 35 4378

    Top Performers

    North Carolina A&T: E. Jones 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Stl

    Akron: H. Hitchens 23 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Akron 78, N. Carolina A&,T 61

    Associated Press

    AKRON, Ohio -- Anthony Hitchens scored 23 points and led Akron's second-half surge as the Zips pulled away to beat North Carolina A&T 78-61 Saturday night.

    Brett McKnight had 13 points and Nate Linhart had 11 for Akron (6-3).

    Ed Jones had 23, and Tavarus Alston had 15 for the Aggies (5-4).

    Akron trailed most of the first half, which ended in a tie at 35. But a 7-0 run at the beginning of the second half that included a 3-pointer by Hitchens put the Zips ahead for good. Another 3-pointer by Hitchens gave Akron its biggest lead at 78-59 with 3:56 to play.

    Hitchens was 6-of-8 from behind the 3-point arc as Akron repeatedly fired from long range but hit just 13 of 36.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NCAT
    AKR
    Points 61 78
    FG Made-Attempted 19-38 (.500) 25-61 (.410)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-11 (.545) 13-36 (.361)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-20 (.850) 15-25 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 19

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