Akron 63, Niagara 59

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LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP)—Freshman Anthony Hitchens scored a career-high 15 points, 12 in the second half, as Akron rallied to defeat Niagara 63-59 on Wednesday night.

Akron (5-2) trailed by nine points at 57-48 with less than six minutes remaining in the second half, but closed the game with a 15-2 run.

With Akron leading 61-59, Mike Bardo knocked away an inbounds pass to teammate Darryl Roberts, forcing a Niagara turnover with three seconds left. Roberts then hit a pair of free throws to seal the victory.

Niagara (5-2) had its four-game winning streak snapped. The team hadn’t lost a home game since Feb. 8.

Nate Linhart scored 14 points for Akron. Roberts finished with 11.

Tyrone Lewis paced Niagara with 21 points. Demetrius Williams had 17.

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 Top Performers
 Akron
Nate Linhart Nate Linhart
5-9,  14 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Niagara
Tyrone Lewis Tyrone Lewis
6-19,  21 Pts
4 Rebs, 2 Assists

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