E. Michigan beats Akron 67-58, heads to MAC semis
CLEVELAND (AP) — Elijah Minnie scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Eastern Michigan rallied with a 28-4 second-half run to beat Akron 67-58 in Thursday night's Mid-American Conference quarterfinal, defeating the Zips for the first time in six chances in tournament play.
Tim Bond and Paul Jackson scored 15 points apiece for the third-seeded Eagles (21-11), who play No. 2 seed Toledo (22-10) in Friday's semifinal.
Akron slips past Kent State 67-65
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Daniel Utomi had 20 points and eight rebounds, Eric Parrish made a pair of free throws with three seconds left on Friday night and Akron closed the regular season with a 67-65 win over Kent State.
The Zips (15-16, 9-9 Mid-American Conference) held the Golden Flashes (13-17, 6-12) scoreless for the final 3:38 and scored five points, all at the foul line, during that time. Utomi split two pairs of free throws, the second making it 65-all with 1:43 left.
McLane’s 23 points paces Miami (OH) over Akron 64-62 in OT
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Logan McLane scored 23 points on 9-for-11 shooting and Miami (OH) defeated Akron 64-62 in overtime on Saturday.
Eric Parrish's 3-point play with 36 seconds left in the extra session reduced the Zips' deficit to 61-60 before McLane followed with a quick layup. Jimond Ivey made a pair of free throws before Rod Mills Jr. made 1 of 2 foul shots and Miami led 64-62 with 20 seconds left. Ivey missed a 3-point attempt with four seconds to go to end it.
Parrish leads as Akron downs Central Michigan 69-63
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Eric Parrish scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Akron downed Central Michigan 69-63 on Saturday, snapping a four-game skid.
Parrish was 7 of 12 from the field and hit five of his six free throws for the Zips (11-3, 4-8 Mid-American Conference). Daniel Utomi added 20 points and eight rebounds and Jimond Ivey scored 19 points with seven assists.
Dartis scores career-high 38 as Ohio thumps Akron 99-75
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Jordan Dartis scored 26 of his career-high 38 points in the first half as Ohio sprinted to an early lead and coasted to a 99-75 win over Akron to halt a four-game skid in Mid-American Conference action on Tuesday night.
Dartis also hit a career-best 10 of 15 from long range, making 13 of 20 from the field. Gavin Block added 14 points and Teyvion Kirk scored 13 with seven rebounds, three assists and two steals for Ohio (10-13, 3-8). Doug Taylor had five blocks.
Brown, Ringo lead Miami (Ohio) to 79-64 win over Akron
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Dalonte Brown scored 17 points and Darrian Ringo had 12 points, 11 assists and four steals to propel Miami (Ohio) to a 79-64 victory over Akron on Tuesday night.
Brown connected on 6 of 11 shots to help the RedHawks (12-10, 5-4 Mid-American Conference) shoot 48 percent from the floor. Ringo picked up his third points/assists double-double of the season and topped 10 assists in a game for the fifth time.
Eastern Michigan finishes strong to beat Akron 63-49
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Elijah Minnie had 22 points, Paul Jackson added 20 and Eastern Michigan finished strong to roll over Akron 63-49 on Tuesday night for its second Mid-American Conference win.
Minnie was 8 of 15 from the floor, and Jackson made 6 of 12 field-goal attempts with eight rebounds and four assists for Eastern Michigan (11-7, 2-3). John Thompson IV added eight points with eight rebounds and four blocks.
Sanford scores 22 points, key basket in Toledo’s 67-65 win
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Jaelan Sanford scored 22 points, including a basket with 13 seconds left, and Toledo defeated Akron 67-65 on Friday night.
Sanford's leaning, one-handed jumper from the center of the paint gave Toledo a 66-62 lead. After a timeout, Akron turned the ball over on the inbounds. Marreon Jackson made a free throw for Toledo before Jimond Ivey made a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Akron holds on for 83-79 win over Fort Wayne
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Emmanuel Olojakpoke scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Akron held on for 83-79 win over Fort Wayne on Wednesday night.
Olojakpoke was 10 of 13 from the field for the Zips (4-2). Jimond Ivey added 13 points, nine rebounds and five assists, Daniel Utomi and Eric Parrish had 11 points apiece and Virshon Cotton chipped in 10.
Utomi, Parrish help Akron rally past Cleveland State 67-57
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Daniel Utomi hit four 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 20 points, Eric Parrish scored 17 points in his debut and Akron rallied from a 10-point, second-half deficit to beat Cleveland State 67-57 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
Parrish, who scored 13 in the second half, made 5 of 10 from the field and 6 of 7 from the free-throw line and grabbed six rebounds.