Akron 85, Marshall 69

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AKRON, Ohio (AP)—John Hollingsworth scored 19 points to lead five Akron players in double figures, and the Zips beat Marshall 85-69 Monday night.

The other four starters for Akron (10-8, 4-6 Mid American Conference) also scored in double figures—Matt Futch had 14, Andy Hipsher 12, Derrick Tarver 11 and Jeremiah Wood 10. Hollingsworth also dished out seven assists.

A 3-pointer by Hipsher with 12:33 to play in the second half keyed a 10-2 run that gave the Zips a 64-54 lead about two minutes later.

After the run, Marshall (7-11, 4-6) was unable to get closer than eight points behind.

Enoch Bunch led the Thundering Herd with 17 points, and Mark Patton scored 12. A.W. Hamilton had a game-high eight assists for Marshall.

Akron also outshot Marshall, hitting 61.7 percent of their field goals, compared to 38.9 percent for the Thundering Herd.

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