Scores

Final

W Michigan 63

(7-15, 4-5 MAC)

Akron 87

(15-8, 6-3 MAC)

    2:00 PM ET, February 8, 2009

    James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio

    1 2 T
    WMU 29 3463
    AKR 41 4687

    Top Performers

    Western Michigan: D. Kool 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Akron: B. McKnight 19 Pts, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Akron 87, W. Michigan 63

    Associated Press

    AKRON, Ohio -- Brett McKnight came off the bench to score 19 points and lead Akron to a dominating 87-63 win over Western Michigan on Sunday at Rhodes Arena.

    Akron's bench players powered the win, scoring a combined 48 points. Among them was Brett McClanahan, who had 13 points. Chris McKnight added another 13 and Nikola Cvetinovic had 12 to pad the lead for Akron (15-8, 6-3 MAC).

    Western Michigan's David Kool was the game's leading scorer with 23 points, but it wasn't enough for the Broncos (7-15, 4-5 MAC), who had 19 turnovers compared to Akron's 10.

    The Zips took the lead with 12:38 left in the first half and never looked back, up 41-29 at the half. Akron had its largest lead of 32 points with 6:38 left in the game.

    Akron had 34 points in the paint, while Western Michigan had just 22.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WMU
    AKR
    Points 63 87
    FG Made-Attempted 19-46 (.413) 33-59 (.559)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 7-14 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-27 (.704) 14-25 (.560)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 32

    2008-09 Season

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