Akron defeats Ohio 91-88 in double overtime

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AKRON, Ohio (AP)—Jimmy Conyers scored 20 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and hit two free throws with 3 seconds left in the second overtime in Akron’s 91-88 win over Ohio on Sunday.

The Zips (19-7, 9-3 Mid-American Conference), who won their fourth straight, trailed 89-88 after Ohio’s D.J. Cooper hit a jumper with 1:19 left in the final overtime.

Akron’s Brett McKnight then missed a jump shot and grabbed his own rebound. But Conyers’ 3-pointer missed the mark with 17 seconds to go.

Driving to the lane with 6 seconds left, Cooper was called for traveling and Ohio (14-12, 5-7) sent Conyers to the line.

Chris McKnight scored 25 points and grabbed 18 rebounds for Akron, which went 10 of 12 from the free throw line in overtime.

Cooper, whose jumper with 38 seconds left sent it into overtime, finished with 33 points.

Reggie Keely had 20 rebounds and 16 points for the Bobcats.

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D.J. Cooper D.J. Cooper
11-20,  33 Pts
7 Rebs, 5 Assists
Chris McKnight Chris McKnight
7-12,  25 Pts
18 Rebs, 2 Assists

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