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Miami (Ohio) vs Akron

Akron 74, Miami (Ohio) 59


AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Nikola Cvetinovic had all three of his steals in the first 5 minutes of the second half, helping to spark Akron to a 74-59 win over Miami (Ohio) on Wednesday night.

Tied at 33 at halftime, the Zips opened the second half on a 13-2 run. Cvetinovic had the last of his three steals with 15:41 left and, after a Miami timeout, scored a layup to put Akron ahead 46-35 with 15:26 to play.

Akron achieved its first 11-1 conference start and the first in the Mid-American Conference since Kent State in 2001-02.

Chauncey Gilliam paced Akron (19-7, 11-1) with 14 points and Demetrius Treadwell chipped in 13 off the bench.

The Zips shot 51 percent from the field (25 of 49) and outrebounded the RedHawks 33-23.

Brian Sullivan scored 19 points for Miami (8-16, 4-8), and Julian Mavunga, averaging 17.1 points per game coming in, was held to 11.

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Miami (Ohio) RedHawks
J. Mavunga, F352-77-766111
J. Harris, F336-80-061414
A. Thomas, F161-30-00022
B. Sullivan, G406-122-212319
Q. Rollins, G364-102-335410
J. Sewell151-40-00013
D. McGhee130-20-04020
V. Legarza90-20-00100
W. Sullivan30-00-00000
Totals 20-4811-1223151759
Akron Zips
C. Gilliam, F305-83-430214
N. Cvetinovic, F253-73-63319
Z. Marshall, C293-73-37119
A. Abreu, G321-36-62629
B. Walsh, G152-20-00105
Q. Diggs232-31-26126
D. Treadwell196-81-281113
N. Harney152-93-33027
B. McClanahan121-20-01132
Totals 25-4920-2633141474
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Bowling Green0-03-2201
Kent St.0-03-2128
Miami (Ohio)0-04-3162
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N. Illinois0-06-0127
Ball St.0-05-2290
E. Michigan0-04-2144
W. Michigan0-03-3306
C. Michigan0-02-3332
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