Scores

Final

Creighton 67

(17-12, 9-7 MVC)

Akron 76

(17-10, 7-5 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, February 19, 2011

    James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio

    1 2 T
    CREI 31 3667
    AKR 32 4476

    Top Performers

    Creighton: D. McDermott 16 Pts, 16 Reb, 1 Ast

    Akron: N. Cvetinovic 19 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Akron 76, Creighton 67

    Associated Press

    AKRON, Ohio -- Brett McKnight scored a season-high 21 points, Nikola Cvetinovic added 19 and Akron defeated Creighton 76-67 on Saturday night for its fifth straight win.

    McKnight was 9 for 13 from the field for the Zips (17-10), who trailed by as many as six points in the first half.

    Down 40-36 with 14:37 left, Akron went on an 11-4 run, punctuated by two layups apiece by McKnight and Cvetinovic, to take the lead for good.

    The Zips made 13 of 14 free throws in the final 3:24 to seal the win.

    The Bluejays (17-12), who won their only other meeting 71-60 in the first round of the 2006 NIT, had 17 turnovers to Akron's eight, resulting in 14 Zips points.

    One game after making 16 3-pointers against Bowling Green, the Zips were only 3 of 9 from long range while Creighton was 6 of 18.

    Doug McDermott had 16 points and 16 rebounds for the Bluejays, who had a 42-32 rebounding edge.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CREI
    AKR
    Points 67 76
    FG Made-Attempted 23-60 (.383) 26-60 (.433)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 3-9 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-23 (.652) 21-24 (.875)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 9

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