Marshall vs Akron

Akron holds off Marshall, 59-58


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AKRON, Ohio (AP) Quincy Diggs drilled a 3-pointer with 2:29 left to push Akron to a seven-point lead and the Zips made it hold up for a 59-58 win over Marshall on Thursday night.

Chris Thomas scored on a pair of dunks and Ryan Taylor added a layup to cut the lead to one with 49 seconds remaining, but Kareem Canty missed a layup with five seconds left.

Isaiah Johnson came off the Akron bench to score 12 points to lead the Zips (8-5), who got 37 of its 59 points from their bench. Akron, which led by as many as 11 points in the second half, outrebounded Marshall 42-29.

Taylor finished with 16 points to lead the Thundering Herd (5-9), with Canty, Thomas and TyQuane Goard each adding another 10 points.

Marshall shot 22 of 48 from the field (45.8 percent), but converted just 10 of 20 free throw attempts.

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