Scores

Final

Ohio 51

(14-15, 7-8 MAC)

Akron 60

(19-11, 10-5 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, March 5, 2009

    James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio

    1 2 T
    OHIO 21 3051
    AKR 23 3760

    Top Performers

    Ohio: J. Tillman 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Stl

    Akron: B. McKnight 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Akron 60, Ohio 51

    Associated Press

    AKRON, Ohio -- Nate Linhart scored 15 points and Brett McKnight came off the bench to add 14 to lead Akron past Ohio 60-51 on Thursday night.

    The Zips (19-11, 10-5 Mid-American Conference) overcame a poor-shooting first half (26.7 percent) to hit 52.4 percent of their shots in the second half to stretch a 23-21 lead at the break to as many as 11 points with 3 minutes left.

    Jerome Tillman had 17 points for Ohio (14-15, 7-8), which had 24 turnovers and was outrebounded 33-25.

    Holding on to a 30-28 lead after Justin Orr hit a jumper for the Bobcats at the 17:14 mark of the second half, the Zips surged. McKnight, who scored 10 of his points in the second half, hit a jumper before Darryl Roberts hit a 3-pointer -- his only points of the game. After Orr hit another basket for Ohio, Jimmy Conyers hit a 3 to push the lead to 38-30 with 14:19 left.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    OHIO
    AKR
    Points 51 60
    FG Made-Attempted 20-43 (.465) 19-51 (.373)
    3P Made-Attempted 0-14 (.000) 6-24 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-14 (.786) 16-21 (.762)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 11

    2008-09 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
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