Ivey has double-double, Akron rolls past N. Illinois 82-67
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jimond Ivey had 15 points, 10 rebounds and five assists as Akron rolled to an 82-67 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday.
Malcolm Duvivier and Virshon Cotton scored 17 points apiece to lead Akron (9-9, 2-4 Mid-American Conference), which has won two of its last three games. Daniel Utomi chipped in 16 points.
Dante Thorpe and Eugene German had 16 points each for Northern Illinois (9-10, 2-4). Gairges Daow added 14 points.
The Zips built a double-digit lead midway through the first half and held a 43-30 halftime advantage. Northern Illinois opened the second half with an 11-5 run to pull to 48-41. Ivey and Utomi answered with back-to-back 3s and the Zips cruised from there.
Akron has won eight of the last 11 in the series, including coach John Groce’s 5-0 record against the Huskies.