Scores

Final

W Michigan 71

(12-10, 5-4 MAC)

Akron 83

(14-10, 5-5 MAC)

    Coverage: FULLCT/ESPN3

    7:30 PM ET, February 9, 2011

    James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio

    1 2 T
    WMU 28 4371
    AKR 37 4683

    Top Performers

    Western Michigan: D. Ward 26 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl

    Akron: N. Cvetinovic 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 Stl

    Akron 83, W. Michigan 71

    Associated Press

    AKRON, Ohio -- Nikola Cvetinovic scored 17 points, leading four players in double figures, as Akron defeated Western Michigan 83-71 in a Mid-American Conference game Wednesday night.

    Brett McKnight hit a pair of 3-pointers and Brett McClanahan made one to start an 11-2 run that helped the Zips (14-10, 5-5) turn a two-point lead into a 32-21 advantage with 2:59 left in the first half.

    Akron's lead reached as many as 18 points in the second half, 69-51 with 4:44 to play. The Zips shot 9 for 24 from 3-point range, including 4 of 5 by McClanahan, while the Broncos (12-10, 5-4) missed all 12 of their attempts behind the arc.

    Demetrius Ward led Western Michigan with 26 points, including 14 of 14 from the free-throw line, and Flenard Whitfield scored 23.

    McKnight finished with 13 points for Akron, giving him 1,000 for his career. McClanahan and Steve McNees scored 12 each.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WMU
    AKR
    Points 71 83
    FG Made-Attempted 23-57 (.404) 28-58 (.483)
    3P Made-Attempted 0-12 (.000) 9-24 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 25-29 (.862) 18-21 (.857)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 18

    2010-11 Season

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