Middle Tennessee vs Akron

Akron 82, Middle Tennessee 77

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) - 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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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
S. Jones, F304-90-03138
N. Hunter, F220-22-22042
M. Knight, G387-157-962221
B. Massey, G193-62-25008
J. Gallman, G60-10-00010
R. Cintron346-96-623122
T. Knight264-60-34448
J. Sulton211-30-04142
K. Hammonds111-10-03002
J. Rozier110-34-40024
J. Jones70-10-01030
Totals 26-5621-2634112477
 46.4%80.8% 
Akron Zips
C. Gilliam, F305-101-221413
N. Harney, F201-41-21033
Z. Marshall, C325-74-950314
B. Walsh, G345-70-021312
A. Abreu, G317-144-547119
J. Kretzer222-52-22018
D. Treadwell214-72-241210
C. Betancourt131-10-00312
P. Forsythe110-01-22111
D. Ibitayo60-10-00020
R. McAdams50-10-00100
Totals 30-5715-2426152182
 52.6%62.5% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339

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
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ball St.10-721-13169
W. Michigan10-716-16174
Toledo8-917-17156
E. Michigan7-1016-17175
N. Illinois7-1015-17239
C. Michigan6-1116-16216