Akron takes 7th place at Cayman Islands Classic
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Daniel Utomi sank six 3-pointers and had 22 points and nine rebounds, leading Akron past St. Bonaventure 61-49 on Wednesday for seventh place at the Cayman Islands Classic.
Utomi made all five of his 3-point attempts in the first half as Akron built a 30-23 lead. The Zips held St. Bonaventure to just one field goal over a nine-minute stretch in the second half and used a 14-2 run for a 46-29 lead.
Deng Riak added 10 points with three blocks for Akron (4-2). Loren Cristian Jackson, who dropped a career-high 25 points against No. 16 Clemson in a tournament opener, scored nine points with five assists.
Nelson Kaputo scored 14 points, Kyle Lofton added 13 and Tshiefu Ngalakulondi had 11 points and 12 rebounds for St. Bonaventure (1-5). Jalen Poyser, the Bonnies’ leading scorer coming in at 20.4 points per game, was held to four points on 1-of-7 shooting. The Bonnies shot just 39 percent, including 2 of 11 from 3-point range.