Scores

Final

Akron 55

(19-11, 9-6 MAC)

Ohio 80

(17-13, 9-6 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, March 1, 2011

    Convocation Center, Athens, Ohio

    1 2 T
    AKR 22 3355
    OHIO 44 3680

    Top Performers

    Akron: Z. Marshall 8 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

    Ohio: D. Cooper 25 Pts, 8 Reb, 9 Ast, 2 Stl

    Ohio 80, Akron 55

    Associated Press

    ATHENS, Ohio -- D.J. Cooper scored 25 points, including a career-high seven 3-pointers, to lead Ohio over Akron 80-55 on Tuesday night.

    The Bobcats (17-13, 9-6 Mid-American Conference) shot 51.8 percent from the field in the game (29 of 56) and 56.3 percent in the first half (18 of 23). They led 44-22 at halftime, holding the Zips (19-11, 9-6) to just 9-of-27 shooting before the break.

    Tied at 18, Ohio outscored Akron 20-2 over a 16:17 stretch in the first half. Ricardo Johnson's jumper capped the spurt that saw the Bobcats go 9 of 11 from the field, while holding Akron to 1-of-10 shooting.

    Ohio outrebounded the Zips 40-21, leading to 19 second-chance points and 31 points in the paint.

    Ivo Baltic added 17 points and DeVaughn Washington had 11 for the Bobcats, who won their fifth straight and ninth in their last 11.

    Alex Abreu scored 11 for the Zips, who had won seven in a row.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AKR
    OHIO
    Points 55 80
    FG Made-Attempted 20-50 (.400) 29-56 (.518)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-23 (.304) 8-20 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-11 (.727) 14-16 (.875)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 30

    2010-11 Season

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