North Carolina A&T vs Akron

Akron 79, NC A&,T 52


AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Zeke Marshall scored 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked five shots as Akron defeated North Carolina A&T 79-52 on Wednesday night for its fourth consecutive victory.

Brian Walsh had 15 points for the Zips (7-5) and Nikola Cvetinovic added 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Akron closed the first half with a 16-3 run to take a 40-32 lead at the break. After starting the second half with a dunk by Marshall, the Zips held double-digit leads for all but 30 seconds the rest of the way.

Nic Simpson had 13 points to lead the Aggies (4-9), who have lost their last six, but he made just 2 of 10 shots. North Carolina A&T shot 20.8 percent (5 of 24) in the second half.

Akron was ready to scoop up those missed shots, outrebounding the Aggies 51-29. Demetrius Treadwell had nine rebounds and Walsh seven.

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North Carolina A&T Aggies
L. Smith, F221-30-08152
A. Powell, F213-60-04016
D. Upchurch, F160-32-23042
M. Hill, G232-122-21007
A. Witter, G202-40-32315
N. Simpson212-108-932013
J. Underwood212-61-21216
R. Buck170-32-41042
J. Louisme163-60-00029
K. Shephard160-00-01130
A. Estes70-00-00010
Totals 15-5315-222992252
Akron Zips
N. Cvetinovic, F344-94-4113112
C. Gilliam, F172-70-23024
Z. Marshall, C275-910-1381320
B. Walsh, G345-91-272115
A. Ibitayo, G151-40-02122
Q. Diggs274-70-117310
B. McClanahan262-92-44538
D. Treadwell183-62-29038
C. Oldham10-10-00000
K. Petersen10-00-00000
Totals 26-6119-2851191879
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Florida A&M2-34-14348
S.C. State1-24-12225
Md.-E. Shore1-24-14263
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N. Illinois4-112-6201
Ball St.3-212-6242
W. Michigan2-36-11228
C. Michigan1-411-7149
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