McNees’ 3-point shooting leads Akron past Miami, 69-54

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AKRON, Ohio (AP)—Steve McNees scored 20 points and was 6-for-6 from 3-point range as Akron coasted to a 69-54 win Saturday night over Miami of Ohio.

McNees made three consecutive 3-pointers toward the end of the first half to kick off an 18-0 run for the Zips (11-3, 1-0 Mid-American Conference).

He followed that with two free throws and another 3-pointer. Jeremiah Wood closed the run by adding a dunk and a layup just before halftime to put Akron ahead 41-19 at the break.

Miami (6-7, 0-1) couldn’t mount a threat in the second half.

Eric Pollitz led the RedHawks with 12 points, while Tyler Dierkers and Michael Bramos each added nine.

Wood scored 19 and Nick Dials added 10 points for Akron.

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T. Dierkers T. Dierkers
4-8,  9 Pts
8 Rebs, 4 Assists
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J. Wood J. Wood
9-11,  19 Pts
7 Rebs, 5 Assists

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