Austin Peay rallies for 80-77 win over Akron
AKRON, Ohio (AP)—Anthony Campbell scored 13 of his 14 points in the second half and Duran Roberson scored all 12 of his in the frame, leading Austin Peay past Arkon 80-77 on Saturday.
Campbell and Roberson didn’t attempt a field goal in the first half, but combined to go 8-for-13 in the second.
The Governors trailed 74-62 with 5:26 remaining, before scoring 17 straight points capped by a Roberson free throw with 8 seconds to play.
The Zips built a 72-57 lead, but went 1-for-8 from the field throughout the remaining 7:36.
Akron, which led 44-32 at halftime, shot 30.3 percent in the second half (10 of 33) in its season opener.
Wesley Channels scored 17 points and Tyrone Caldwell added 14 for the Governors in the Glenn Wilkes Classic.
Steve McNees scored 14 points, Anthony Hitchens added 12 and Zeke Marshall tallied 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Zips.