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Ivey scores 18 and Akron beats WMU 56-48 in MAC opener

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Jimond Ivey scored 18 points, including 12 in the second half, and Akron defeated Western Michigan 56-48 in a Mid-American Conference opener on Saturday.

Loren Cristian Jackson added 12 points, 10 in the second half, but was just 1 of 11 from the arc. Akron (9-5) made only 6 of 31 from 3-point range for 19 percent but Western Michigan was worse at 4 of 26 for 15 percent. Deng Riak grabbed 11 rebounds. The Zips shot only 28 percent but a 16-of-23 effort at the free-throw line versus 6 of 9 for the Broncos was a difference-maker.

Josh Davis and Michael Flowers scored 14 points each for the Broncos (6-8), who shot 31 percent, with Kawanise Wilkins collecting 12 rebounds.

Western Michigan led 24-23 at halftime but Ivey opened the second half with a 3-pointer and dunk and the Zips led thereafter. He made a 3-pointer and two free throws and Tyler Cheese added a bucket for an 11-point margin with 4:22 remaining. The Broncos didn't get closer than six after that.

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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 W. Michigan 6-8 242448
home team logo Akron 9-5 233356
Team Stats
away team logo W. Michigan 6-8 70.2 PPG 40.8 RPG 11.7 APG
home team logo Akron 9-5 68.8 PPG 40.2 RPG 12.1 APG
Key Players
50
S. Dugan 16.6 PPG 9.9 RPG 1.7 APG 56.2 FG%
03
D. Utomi 14.2 PPG 5.5 RPG 1.3 APG 40.3 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