Akron defeats UNC-Greensboro 75-53

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP)—Nate Linhart and Anthony Hitchens scored 13 points apiece in Akron’s 75-53 win over North Carolina-Greensboro on Wednesday.

The win was No. 100 for fifth-year coach Keith Dambrot.

Linhart also had a career-high five steals and Hitchens led all players with five assists.

Akron (8-4) led by as many as 16 points in a first half, as it scored 13 points off of 10 Spartans’ (1-9) turnovers in the period.

The Zips led by 20 twice in the second half, before Nikola Cvetinovic scored a layup with 1:04 to play to bring the score to 75-53 for the game’s largest margin.

Steve McNees scored 12 points and Darryl Roberts added 10 for Akron.

UNC-Greensboro was led by Ben Stywall with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Akron made 11 of 24 from 3-point range and converted 80 percent (12 of 15) of its free throws.

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Anthony (Humpty) Hitchens Anthony (Humpty) Hitchens
5-8,  13 Pts
2 Rebs, 5 Assists
 N.C. Greensboro
Ben Stywall Ben Stywall
2-4,  11 Pts
11 Rebs, 2 Assists

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