Scores

Final OT

Middle Tennessee 77

(5-2, 1-0 Sun Belt)

Akron 82

(4-2, 2-0 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 2, 2012

    James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio

    1 2 OT T
    MTU 33 37 777
    AKR 34 36 1282

    Top Performers

    Middle Tennessee: R. Cintron 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast

    Akron: A. Abreu 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 7 Ast, 4 Stl

    Akron 82, Middle Tennessee 77

    Associated Press

    AKRON, Ohio -- Jake Kretzer scored all eight of his points in overtime to help Akron stave off Middle Tennessee 82-77 Sunday in a nonconference victory.

    After a dunk by Akron's Zeke Marshall brought the Zips (4-2) even with the Blue Raiders (5-2) at 72-all, Kretzer hit the first of his two 3-pointers, putting Akron ahead for good.

    Kretzer hit another 3 with 1 minute left in the overtime to go ahead 80-76, then hit two free throws with 4 seconds left to ensure victory.

    With 14 seconds left in regulation, Middle Tennessee's Raymond Cintron was fouled attempting a 3-pointer and hit all three free throws to square the score at 70. Alex Abreu got off a buzzer-beating jumper for Akron but missed, sending the game to overtime.

    Abreu led Akron with 19 points and seven assists.

    Cintron finished with 22 points and teammate Marcos Knight tallied 21.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTU
    AKR
    Points 77 82
    FG Made-Attempted 26-56 (.464) 30-57 (.526)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-10 (.400) 7-20 (.350)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-26 (.808) 15-24 (.625)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 8

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