AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) Akron moved into a tie for first place in the Mid-American Conference's East Division with a 62-57 victory over Buffalo Thursday night.
The Zips, who have won nine of their last 11, were led by Chris McKnight's 11 points.
Buffalo took a 50-49 lead on a layup by Andy Robinson at 5:38.
Akron took the lead with two free throws by McKnight at 5:15 and the Zips never trailed again. Akron made nine of its last 13 free throws to seal the win.