AKRON, Ohio -- Nikola Cvetinovic scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Akron over Miami (Ohio) 72-55 on Wednesday night.
The Zips (18-10, 8-5 Mid-American Conference) trailed 27-21 with 5:29 left before halftime, but scored the final eight points of the half to take a 29-27 lead into the break.
A layup from Zeke Marshall capped a 12-4 run to start the second half as Akron led 41-31 with 14:08 to go. The Zips led by 10, 62-52, with 2:44 left to play before scoring seven straight points to seal the win.
The Zips, who have won six straight and seven of their last eight, posted a 38-26 rebounding edge over the RedHawks (14-14, 9-4).
Julian Mavunga had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Miami, which shot 5 of 23 from 3-point range (21.7 percent).