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Harrell, Konchar help Fort Wayne hold off Akron, 68-63

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) Kason Harrell scored 24 points, John Konchar had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Fort Wayne held on for a 68-65 win over Akron on Wednesday night.

Konchar, who also had four assists and three steals, became the program's career rebound leader with 966 and Harrell, a junior who has 1,021 career points, became the 16th player in Fort Wayne history to score at least 1,000.

Loren Crist Jackson's layup capped a 13-4 run and gave Akron (6-2) its first lead with 2:43 to play. Harrell answered with a layup 21 seconds later and then hit two free throws to make it 66-63 with 1:28 remaining. Jackson's two foul shots pulled the Zips back within one point with 77 seconds left but they didn't score again. Konchar had a steal and then made two free throws that ended the scoring with seven seconds left, Daniel Utomi missed a potential tying 3 at the buzzer.

Utomi scored 13 of his 24 points, and Jackson added 10 of his 12, in the second half.

Konchar's 3-point play gave Fort Wayne (6-5) its biggest lead at 53-34 with 12:44 to go. Jimond Ivey and Channel Banks hit back-to-back 3s to pull Akron within five points about four minutes later.

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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 Zips 6-3 254065
home team logo Mastodons 6-5 402868
Team Stats
away team logo Zips 6-3 68.8 PPG 40.2 RPG 12.1 APG
home team logo Mastodons 6-5 82.7 PPG 36.5 RPG 15.9 APG
Key Players
03
D. Utomi 14.2 PPG 5.5 RPG 1.3 APG 40.3 FG%
55
J. Konchar 19.5 PPG 8.5 RPG 5.4 APG 54.6 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB