Scores

Final OT

Akron 65

(9-8, 1-3 MAC)

Ohio 70

(10-7, 3-1 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 20, 2009

    Convocation Center, Athens, Ohio

    1 2 OT T
    AKR 26 30 965
    OHIO 37 19 1470

    Top Performers

    Akron: C. McKnight 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Stl

    Ohio: M. Allen 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 5 Stl

    Ohio 70, Akron 65

    Associated Press

    ATHENS, Ohio -- DeVaughn Washington scored seven of Ohio's 14 overtime points to help the Bobcats overcome an Akron rally and defeat the Zips 70-65 Tuesday night.

    Akron (9-8, 1-3 Mid-American Conference) had a four-point lead halfway into OT, but Washington was fouled by Nate Linhart on a dunk and hit the free throw for a three-point play that started Ohio's 12-3 run toward the win.

    Ohio (10-7, 3-1) led until the last second of regulation play, pulling ahead by as many as 15. A 3-pointer by Anthony Hitchens sparked the Zips to outscore Ohio 23-11 in the last 11 minutes, and Brett McKnight's tip-in at the buzzer ended six unanswered Akron points to force overtime.

    Michael Allen led Ohio with a career-high 17 points and five steals, Jerome Tillman finished with 12 and Tommy Freeman added 10. Chris McKnight led Akron with 14 points.

    While Ohio hit 22-of-32 from the foul line, Akron finished with just 9-of 14.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AKR
    OHIO
    Points 65 70
    FG Made-Attempted 25-60 (.417) 21-51 (.412)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-25 (.240) 6-17 (.353)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-14 (.643) 22-32 (.688)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 15

    2008-09 Season

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