Akron Runs by CMU

AKRON, Ohio - Akron hit its first five three-point attempts and never looked back in a 95-56 home win over Central Michigan University on Saturday night in J.A.R. Arena.

The Zips finished the game with 15 treys on 54 percent shooting from the arc.

Central Michigan falls to 7-9 overall, 2-6 in the Mid-American Conference while Akron improves to 11-5, 5-3 in the MAC, including a perfect 8-0 at home.

Akron held a 19-12 lead six minutes into the game and then the Zips rattled off a 17-0 run over 6:22 stretch to push the margin to 24 points.

After trailing at the break, 52-29, CMU opened the second half on an 8-0 run to cut it to 52-37. However, that was as close as the Chippewas would get the rest of the way.

Kevin Nelson led CMU with 17 points, including four three-pointers. He scored 16 in the first half but was 0-5 in the second. Nelson was the only Chippewa in double-figures as Eddie Spencer added nine points and Robert Sevalia seven and five assists. Sefton Barrett had a team-high seven rebounds.

Three Akron players hit double figures, including freshman Bubba Walther's game-high 18.

CMU shot just .345 from the floor compared to Akron's .586 mark and the Chippewas were outrebounded 35-25. Akron shot a scorching .677 from the floor in the first half.

The Chippewas return home on Wednesday, Jan. 26, to host Bowling Green at 7 p.m.

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