Kent State vs Akron

Akron 84, Kent St. 75

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Nick Harney scored 21 points and Akron defeated Kent State 84-75 on Saturday night in a rematch of last season's Mid-American Conference tournament championship game.

Harney made 10 of 12 field goal attempts and helped the Zips shoot 55.6 percent (35 of 63) from the field.

Chauncey Gilliam added 11 points and Brian Walsh had 10 for Akron (12-7, 4-1), which has won eight of its past nine conference games.

Akron overcame a 42-34 halftime deficit. Kent Sate led 55-46 early in the second half before the Zips went on a 12-0 run to take the lead for good at 58-55 on a 3-pointer by Nikola Cvetinovic with 11:02 remaining. The Zips made 21 of 34 field goal attempts in the second half and scored 12 points off eight Kent State turnovers.

Randal Holt scored 27 points and Justin Greene added 11 for the Golden Flashes (12-6, 2-3).

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Scoreboard
Kent State (12-6)423375
Akron (12-7) «345084

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Kent State Golden Flashes
J. Greene, F305-131-171411
J. Manns, C243-40-22016
R. Holt, G389-146-733027
M. Porrini, G333-111-15517
C. Guyton, G323-142-21119
C. Evans263-42-23029
P. Jackson112-40-03034
K. Brewer60-12-20122
Totals 28-6514-1730111475
 43.1%82.4% 
Akron Zips
N. Cvetinovic, F273-82-35219
C. Gilliam, F235-70-020111
Z. Marshall, C213-61-27127
A. Abreu, G312-52-24716
B. Walsh, G214-60-032210
Q. Diggs293-80-03538
B. McClanahan182-40-03235
D. Treadwell163-71-29217
N. Harney1410-121-210121
Totals 35-637-1139211584
 55.6%63.6% 
Mid-American
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Akron13-427-958
Ohio10-720-11118
Kent St.10-722-14142
Buffalo10-717-15146
Bowling Green7-1013-19225
Miami (Ohio)4-1311-21301
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Ball St.10-721-13169
W. Michigan10-716-16174
Toledo8-917-17156
E. Michigan7-1016-17175
N. Illinois7-1015-17239
C. Michigan6-1116-16216
 
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