Game high-scorer Sikeetha Shepard-Hall applied pressure to Akron's Jenn Angler in the second half. Marshall forced 19 turnovers via pressure defense in the win.
Teyonka Hodge drove the lane against Akron's Courtney Stewart. Hodge drew the foul and converted the free throw.
Marshall women's basketball coach Royce Chadwick cut the last thread off the net following The Herd's 65-49 win over Akron. The win secured a co-MAC East Championship for Marshall.