Akron 77, Coppin State 66

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange


Sophomore wing Reggie McAdams' 16 points led three Akron players in double figures, and the Zips snapped a three-game winning streak with a comfortable 77-66 victory over Coppin State on Tuesday night in Akron, Ohio.
McAdams scored 11 consecutive points as part of a 14-1 run by Akron (7-5) late in the first half, helping the Zips compile a 42-27 lead by intermission. He finished four points shy of his career high, posted last January against Northern Illinois.
Akron wing Jake Kretzer added 13 points while guard Deji Ibitayo and forward Demetrius Treadwell scored 11 points apiece.
The Zips made 11 of their 29 3-point attempts while improving to 36-3 in December home games under coach Keith Dambrot.
Senior forward Michael Murray tallied 19 points to lead Coppin State, which concluded a five-game road trip. The Eagles (4-9) lost all five games by double digits.
Shooting guard Andre Armstrong (13 points), power forward Charles Ieans (12) and shooting guard Sterling Smith (10) also scored in double figures for the Eagles.
Coppin State never led in the game, although the Eagles did tie the score on a couple of occasions in the first half. They got as close as 58-51 in the second period following a 12-1 run.