Akron earns 64-43 win over Central Michigan

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AKRON, Ohio (AP)—Darryl Roberts scored 13 points to lead four players in double-digits as Akron beat Central Michigan 64-43 on Saturday afternoon.

Akron (13-8, 4-3 Mid-American Conference) started with a 7-0 run and maintained its lead throughout as the Zips shot 51 percent from the field to earn a fourth straight win.

Brett McKnight put up 12 points, leading a bench that outscored their opponents 24-2. His brother Chris McKnight added 10 points, scoring in double figures for the seventh straight game. Anthony Hitchens also had 10 points.

Central Michigan (6-13, 3-4) was down 28-14 at the half and couldn’t get within 16 points in the second period. Jacolby Hardiman and Jordan Bitzer led the Chippewas with 12 points each, followed by Jeremy Allen with 8 points.

Akron also capitalized on turnover opportunities, scoring 26 points to the Chippewas’ 13.

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Jordan Bitzer Jordan Bitzer
3-9,  12 Pts
6 Rebs, 0 Assists
Darryl Roberts Darryl Roberts
4-5,  13 Pts
1 Rebs, 1 Assists

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