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Akron defeats Western Michigan 69-66 in overtime
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP)—Quincy Diggs scored six of his 10 points in overtime, but it was Zeke Marshall’s two free throws with 37 seconds left in the extra session that gave Akron a 69-66 victory over Western Michigan on Wednesday night.

Marshall, who scored 14 points, also made a jumper with 23 seconds left in regulation, giving the Zips (17-7, 9-1 Mid-American) a 59-58 lead and capping a 6-0 run. With 6 seconds left, Flenard Whitfield made one of two foul shots for the Broncos (10-14, 4-6) to force overtime.

After Marshall’s free throws in overtime, the Broncos’ Mike Douglas, who had 15 points, missed a game-tying jumper with 2 seconds left. Diggs grabbed the rebound, was fouled and hit a free throw to seal the win.

Alex Abreu led Akron with 15 points. With the win, the Zips held onto sole possession of first place in the MAC’s East Division.

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 Akron
Zeke Marshall Zeke Marshall
5-9,  14 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists
 W. Michigan
Mike Douglas Mike Douglas
3-12,  15 Pts
3 Rebs, 8 Assists

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