No. 8 seed Akron (17-15, 9-10) vs. No. 1 seed Buffalo (28-3, 16-2)
Mid-American Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland; Thursday, 11 p.m. EDT
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson had 25 points as Akron romped past Miami (Ohio) 80-51 in the Mid-American Conference Tourney first round on Monday night. Daniel Utomi added 20 points for...
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Philip Whittington had a season-high 21 points as Kent State narrowly beat Akron 68-65 on Friday night.
Antonio Williams had 18 points, seven assists and six rebounds for...
Akron (16-14, 8-9) vs. Kent State (21-9, 10-7)
Memorial A & C Center, Kent, Ohio; Friday, 6:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Kent State seeks revenge on Akron after dropping the first matchup...
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson had a career-high 31 points as Akron routed Bowling Green 91-67 on Tuesday night.
Daniel Utomi had 21 points for Akron (16-14, 8-9 Mid-American...
Bowling Green (20-9, 12-4) vs. Akron (15-14, 7-9)
James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Bowling Green goes for the season sweep over Akron after winning...
Ohio (12-15, 4-11) vs. Akron (15-13, 7-8)
James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Akron looks for its fifth straight win over Ohio at James A. Rhodes...
Akron (15-12, 7-7) vs. No. 21 Buffalo (24-3, 12-2)
Alumni Arena, Buffalo, New York; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 21 Buffalo presents a tough challenge for Akron. Akron has lost...
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tyler Cheese had 27 points and Daniel Utomi added 19 as Akron charged out to an early lead to take a 70-58 victory over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday to halt a three-game losing...
Miami (14-12, 6-7) vs. Akron (14-12, 6-7)
James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Miami goes for the season sweep over Akron after winning the previous...
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Sophomore Justin Turner scored 23 points, including a go-ahead layup with .9 seconds left, and Bowling Green beat Akron 73-69 on Tuesday night.
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Jimond Ivey scored 21 points with nine rebounds and Daniel Utomi scored 14 and Akron beat Ohio 65-53 on Saturday.
Akron sped to a 17-5 lead with Ivey and Utomi each making 3-pointers. Ohio got it going on offense and established an 11-4 run to draw within 21-16 with 5:09 before halftime.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson scored 22 points as Akron rallied in the second half to edge Northern Illinois 67-65 on Saturday night.
Jackson was 9 of 11 from the free throw line for the Zips (12-8, 4-3 Mid-American Conference), who have won three of the last four. Daniel Utomi added 14 points and Jimond Ivey had 11 points and eight rebounds.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tyler Cheese had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead Akron to a 70-67 victory over Central Michigan on Tuesday night.
The Chippewas never led but kept within single digits in the second half, and Dallas Morgan's 3-pointer pulled them to 67-65 with 14 seconds to play. Cheese made a pair of free throws on the next possession, and Jimond Ivey added one more with four seconds to go.
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Darrian Ringo had 16 points and nine assists and Miami (Ohio) used a late run to power past Akron 68-61 for the RedHawks' first conference win of the season on Saturday.
Akron matched its largest lead of the game when Daniel Utomi's layup made it 43-36 with 13 minutes to go. Miami then went on a 21-2 run to take control, pushing to the largest lead of the game at 57-45 with five minutes to go.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Daniel Utomi and Jimond Ivey scored 12 points each and Akron held off Eastern Michigan 51-49 on Tuesday night despite poor shooting from both teams late.
Eastern Michigan (8-9, 2-2 Mid-American Conference) shot 2 of 9 from the floor and had a turnover over the last five minutes while the Zips (10-7, 2-2) missed three field goals and a free throw, and turned the ball over four times.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Larry Austin Jr. drove for a layup that kissed softly off the glass with 2.5 seconds left and Central Michigan battled past Akron in overtime on Tuesday night for its seventh straight win.
Jimond Ivey scored 24 points to lead Akron, including two free throws with 12.4 seconds remaining in overtime to knot the score 86-86. Ivey also grabbed 11 rebounds and made seven assists with just one turnover.
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.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Daniel Utomi had 22 points and six rebounds and Akron defeated Division III Carnegie Mellon 82-55 on Sunday.
Utomi made 5 of 9 3-point tries. Jimond Ivey had 11 points and seven assists for the Zips (8-5). Channel Banks scored 13 points and Tyler Cheese added 12 for Akron, which shot 49 percent and made 11 of 30 from the arc.
Cooper Williams led the Tartans with 12 points and Trent Suddeth had a team-high six rebounds.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Loren Crist Jackson scored 23 points, Jimond Ivey added 19 and Daniel Utomi had 18 points and Akron defeated Tennessee State 82-60 on Tuesday night.
Jackson and Utomi combined to make nine of the Zips' 13 3-pointers, Jackson making 4 of 8 and Utomi hitting on 5 of 8. The Zips (7-4) made 13 of 29 from distance and Tennessee State made just 5 of 18.
Tennessee State (3-7) was led in scoring and rebounding by Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey, who had 11 points and eight rebounds.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jon Elmore totaled 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists and Marshall held off Akron 75-74 on Saturday.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jimond Ivey scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Akron notched its third-straight win, beating Detroit Mercy 71-59 on Saturday.
Ivey was 10 of 12 from the field and made all four of his free throws for the Zips (6-2). Daniel Utomi added 13 points and seven rebounds and Channel Banks had 10 points and five rebounds.
Akron shot 43 percent from the field compared to 30 percent for Detroit Mercy.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tyler Cheese scored 19 points to lead five players in double figures as Akron rolled to an 86-54 victory over Alabama State on Wednesday night.
Cheese was 7 of 9 from the field and made three 3-pointers. Jimond Ivey added 13 points and Emmanuel Olojakpoke chipped in with 12 for Akron (5-2). Daniel Utomi and Channel Banks finished with 10 points apiece.
Akron shot 34 of 60 (57 percent) from the field, made 12 from long range and outrebounded Alabama State 42-28.
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Josh Jefferson made four 3-pointers and scored 19 points, Phil Fayne had 18 points and nine rebounds and Illinois State beat Akron 73-68 on Tuesday in the Cayman Islands Classic.
Fayne made two free throws with 3:38 to go for a 68-62 lead, but Akron pulled within 70-68 on Jimond Ivey's fast-break dunk. Yarbrough hit 1 of 2 free throws with 25 seconds left for a three-point lead, and after Ivey missed a 3-pointer, Josh Jefferson sealed it with two free throws.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Daniel Utomi scored 25 points and Akron blew open what was a close game in the second half and beat Youngstown State 98-69 on Saturday.
Akron led 46-44 at halftime and extended the lead to 58-48 on a Tyler Cheese layup with 14:33 remaining. The lead reached 20 when Loren Cristian Jackson made a pair of free throws six minutes later.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Channel Banks scored nine of his 15 points in the second half when Akron pulled away from Cedarville for a 70-50 victory in the Zips' season opener on Tuesday night.
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, 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.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — CJ Massinburg hit five 3-pointers and had his eighth double-double of the season, Wes Clark scored 18 points and Buffalo beat Akron 80-68 on Tuesday night to secure the No. 1 seed in the Mid-American Conference Tournament for the first time in school history.
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.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Jimond Ivey drove into the middle of the lane to hit a floater and Lucas Smith added a free throw in the final seconds as Akron upset Bowling Green 81-79 in Mid-American Conference action on Tuesday night.
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.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tre'Shaun Fletcher had 23 points, nine rebounds and five assists, Jaelan Sanford added 18, seven, and five, and Toledo beat Akron 55-36 on Saturday.
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Tayler Persons and Tahjai Teague each scored 26 points, Trey Moses poked the ball away from Akron's red-hot Jimond Ivey with four seconds left and Ball State held on for a wild, 111-106 double overtime victory on Saturday, its first series win against Akron since 2004.
Ivey scored a career-high and stadium-record 48 points, breaking the previous Worthen Arena scoring record of 41 set by Bonzi Wells and Earl Boykins, both of whom went on to careers in the NBA.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jimond Ivey scored 11 of his 17 points in the final six minutes and Akron held off Ohio 71-68 on Tuesday night.
Ivey added six rebounds and four assists on an emotional night for the Zips, who ditched the traditional white home jerseys and wore purple in honor of pancreatic cancer awareness. The players all sported Peters on the backs of their jerseys in honor of Dan Peters, the Zips' director of basketball operations who succumbed to the disease in 2014.
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.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Freshman Virshon Cotton drilled a 3-pointer with three seconds left to give Akron an 80-78 win over Bowling Green on Saturday to snap a three-game skid.
Lucas Smith snatched the offensive rebound after Jimond Ivey, who totaled 19 points, missed a trey with :25 remaining. Cotton took the next shot for the 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.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Josh Davis scored 26 points on 10-of-10 shooting, Thomas Wilder added 15 points with eight rebounds and seven assists, and Western Michigan beat Akron 87-75 on Tuesday night in a Mid-American Conference opener to end a six-game skid against the Zips.
Bryce Moore scored 13 points, Reggie Jones added 12 and Drake LaMont scored 11 for the Broncos (9-5), who outrebounded Akron 37-27 and scored 19 points off of 11 Zips turnovers.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Malcolm Duvivier hit a career-high seven 3-pointers and finished with 24 points and six assists, Jimond Ivey also scored 24 points and Akron beat Division II Concord University 86-49 on Friday night.
Duvivier, a graduate transfer from Oregon State, and Ivey combined for 14-of-23 shooting. Daniel Utomi added 18 points and 10 rebounds for Akron (7-5).
HONOLULU (AP) — Freshman Kellan Grady made five 3-pointers and scored a season-best 30 points to help Davidson beat Akron 91-78 on Monday for seventh at the Diamond Head Classic.
Grady only had six points in the first half as Davidson led 39-34, but the Wildcats opened the second half by making 9 of 12 shots, including four 3-pointers by Grady, for a 64-47 lead. Davidson's lead didn't drop below eight points the rest of the way.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Daniel Utomi had 23 points while pulling down seven rebounds to help keep Akron undefeated at home as the Zips dominated the first half and cruised to an 81-63 win over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday afternoon.
Akron (6-2, 6-0 at home) charged out to a 27-9 advantage at the midpoint of the first half and took a 42-25 lead into the break. The onslaught continued at the start of the second half as the Zips stretched their lead to 57-34 by the 11:41 mark.
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.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Daniel Utomi had 24 points with 13 rebounds as Akron remained undefeated at home, beating Chattanooga 75-70 on Tuesday night.
Akron's only loss was at Dayton, 73-60, on Saturday. The Zips (3-1) next play at Marshall on Saturday.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Daniel Utomi scored 32 points with seven 3-pointers, both career highs, and Akron made 15 of 31 3-pointers in downing UT Martin 76-59 on Saturday night.
Malcolm Duvivier scored 17 points with a career-high five 3s and the Zips (2-0) never trailed.
Jimond Ivey hit a jumper for Akron's largest lead, 63-47, with 8:52 to play. Matthew Butler's layup narrowed UT Martin's deficit to 68-57, but Utomi hit another 3-pointer, then another with 1:38 to play.