Akron vs Western Michigan

Akron 69, W. Michigan 66


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Quincy Diggs scored six of his 10 points in overtime, but it was Zeke Marshall's two free throws with 37 seconds left in the extra session that gave Akron a 69-66 victory over Western Michigan on Wednesday night.

Marshall, who scored 14 points, also made a jumper with 23 seconds left in regulation, giving the Zips (17-7, 9-1 Mid-American) a 59-58 lead and capping a 6-0 run. With 6 seconds left, Flenard Whitfield made one of two foul shots for the Broncos (10-14, 4-6) to force overtime.

After Marshall's free throws in overtime, the Broncos' Mike Douglas, who had 15 points, missed a game-tying jumper with 2 seconds left. Diggs grabbed the rebound, was fouled and hit a free throw to seal the win.

Alex Abreu led Akron with 15 points. With the win, the Zips held onto sole possession of first place in the MAC's East Division.

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Akron Zips
N. Cvetinovic, F300-62-26342
C. Gilliam, F101-30-00112
Z. Marshall, C335-94-551414
A. Abreu, G385-133-534115
B. Walsh, G345-71-270312
Q. Diggs282-76-731210
D. Treadwell214-71-19049
N. Harney172-81-13125
B. McClanahan140-50-00000
Totals 24-6518-2337112169
Western Michigan Broncos
N. Hutcheson, F361-97-87239
F. Whitfield, F285-82-460412
S. Whittington, C274-61-18059
M. Douglas, G423-129-938115
D. Ward, G373-81-14209
A. Richie201-50-02132
M. Stainbrook181-53-47145
D. Loney91-20-05012
B. Pokley81-20-01023
Totals 20-5723-2747142366
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W. Michigan10-716-16174
E. Michigan7-1016-17175
N. Illinois7-1015-17239
C. Michigan6-1116-16216
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