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.14-124-432
La. Tech12-320-8122
Old Dominion9-516-10134
UTEP9-511-15258
Rice8-618-9183
Marshall8-615-12126
UAB8-715-13178
Western Ky.7-713-14218
UT-San Antonio6-811-16300
Charlotte5-911-14233
FAU5-99-16288
So. Miss5-108-19336
North Texas2-128-18332
FIU2-126-21340

Mid-American
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Akron12-322-658
Ohio10-518-8105
Buffalo9-615-13139
Kent St.8-716-12202
Bowling Green6-912-16217
Miami (Ohio)3-1210-18312
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ball St.9-618-10187
W. Michigan8-712-15195
N. Illinois7-815-13219
Toledo7-814-14161
C. Michigan6-916-12191
E. Michigan5-1013-15179