Akron makes late run to beat Miami (Ohio) 65-60

The Associated Press

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) Quincy Diggs scored 14 points and Akron made a late run to defeat Miami (Ohio) 65-60 in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams.

There were seven lead changes and neither team led by more than seven points. With the score tied 58-58 with 1:40 remaining, Akron scored five unanswered points to take command. The Zips made 5 of 6 free throw attempts in the run, the last by Nikola Cvetinovic with 12 seconds to play for a 63-58 lead.

Brian Walsh added 13 points and Nick Harney had 11 for Akron (9-6), who has won three straight in the series and seven of the past nine against Miami.

The Zips shot 44 percent (22 of 50) from the field and scored 25 points on 14 Miami turnovers.

Julian Mavunga posted his ninth double-double of the season with 23 points and 14 rebounds for Miami (4-9).

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