Roberts leads Akron to 72-58 win over Winthrop

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AKRON, Ohio (AP)—Darryl Roberts posted 17 points to lead Akron to a 72-58 win over Winthrop on Tuesday night.

Nate Linhart contributed 15 points and Chris McKnight had 13 points. Linhart and McKnight led in rebounds with seven each.

Akron (2-0) went just 24-for-58 in field goals, yet it was enough to blow past the Eagles’ 19-for-43 effort.

Winthrop’s Cameron Stanley led his team with 17 points, followed by Justin Burton with 14 and Bryon Faison with 11. Winthrop (1-2) also went 8-for-8 from the free-throw line during the second half, yet allowed 17 turnovers.

The Zips left the first half with a 32-24 lead and Winthrop never got closer than a six points during the second half.

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 Top Performers
 Winthrop
Justin Burton Justin Burton
5-9,  15 Pts
4 Rebs, 5 Assists
 Akron
Nate Linhart Nate Linhart
5-8,  15 Pts
7 Rebs, 3 Assists

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