Akron gets 67-53 road win at Youngstown St.

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP)—Nate Linhart had 15 points, nine rebounds and four steals to lead Akron in a 67-53 win at Youngstown State on Monday night.

Akron (11-8) led by as many as 14 points and held off several comebacks by the Penguins to tally its second win in a row.

Steve McNees drained a 3-pointer early in the second half, putting the Zips ahead for good, and finished the night with nine points. Akron also got a boost from forward Chris McKnight, who had nine rebounds and 13 points, including eight of nine free throws.

DeAndre Mays led Youngstown State (6-13) with 18 points on 7-for-14 field goal shooting. Kelvin Bright added 11 points, and Sirlester Martin grabbed 11 rebounds.

Successful foul shooting was key for the Zips, who went 21-for-26. The Penguins made only half of their 24 free throws and recorded their fourth loss in five games.

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