AKRON
14-18
58
TF 0
FINAL
End
2nd
ESP3
Thu Mar. 8
9:00pm
BONUS
67
TF 0
ML: +225
EMICH -6.0, O/U 131.5
ML: -265
AKRON
EMICH

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E. Michigan beats Akron 67-58, heads to MAC semis

CLEVELAND (AP) Elijah Minnie scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Eastern Michigan rallied with a 28-4 second-half run to beat Akron 67-58 in Thursday night's Mid-American Conference quarterfinal, defeating the Zips for the first time in six chances in tournament play.

Tim Bond and Paul Jackson scored 15 points apiece for the third-seeded Eagles (21-11), who play No. 2 seed Toledo (22-10) in Friday's semifinal.

Akron led 31-22 at halftime and Malcolm Duvivier, Jimond Ivey and Eric Parrish each hit 3s for a 40-26 Akron lead early in the second half. The Eagles gained on an 8-2 run capped by Bond's free throws, then used a 21-3 run capped by Jackson's 3-point play to take a 60-57 lead with 2:23 left. The Zips didn't score a field goal in the final 6:38 and Minnie added a 3 and Bonds and Jackson combined for four free throws for the win.

Daniel Utomi scored 14 points and Eric Parrish and Duvivier added 13 apiece for the Zips (14-18).

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Akron 14-18 312758
home team logo E. Michigan 21-11 224567
Team Stats
away team logo Akron 14-18 72.0 PPG 40.5 RPG 13.0 APG
home team logo E. Michigan 21-11 70.8 PPG 41.4 RPG 12.9 APG
Key Players
03
D. Utomi 15.1 PPG 6.2 RPG 1.4 APG 40.8 FG%
5
E. Minnie 13.6 PPG 4.8 RPG 1.3 APG 40.8 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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