Akron breezes past W. Michigan, 87-63

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AKRON, Ohio (AP)—Brett McKnight came off the bench to score 19 points and lead Akron to a dominating 87-63 win over Western Michigan on Sunday at Rhodes Arena.

Akron’s bench players powered the win, scoring a combined 48 points. Among them was Brett McClanahan, who had 13 points. Chris McKnight added another 13 and Nikola Cvetinovic had 12 to pad the lead for Akron (15-8, 6-3 MAC).

Western Michigan’s David Kool was the game’s leading scorer with 23 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Broncos (7-15, 4-5 MAC), who had 19 turnovers compared to Akron’s 10.

The Zips took the lead with 12:38 left in the first half and never looked back, up 41-29 at the half. Akron had its largest lead of 32 points with 6:38 left in the game.

Akron had 34 points in the paint, while Western Michigan had just 22.

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David Kool David Kool
7-14,  23 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists
Brett McKnight Brett McKnight
8-9,  19 Pts
0 Rebs, 1 Assists

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