Roberts leads Akron to 72-58 win over Winthrop
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.