NCAA Basketball

Akron Zips (26-9)


Fri. 3/4 Thu. 3/10 Fri. 3/11 Sat. 3/12 Tue. 3/15
vs. KentSt 
W 74-60
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vs. EastMi 
W 65-63
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vs. BGSU 
W 80-66
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vs. Buff 
L 61-64
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@ OhioSt 
L 63-72
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Ohio State tops Akron 72-63 in OT in NIT opener

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Jaquan Lyle and Marc Loving both had 18 points with career-high rebounds and Ohio State dominated in overtime for a 72-63 win over Akron in a first-round game of the NIT on Tuesday night.

Kam Williams also had 18 points for the Buckeyes (21-13), who outscored the Zips 10-1 in the extra sessions. Lyle had 14 rebounds and Loving 13 to give Ohio State a 57-42 advantage on the boards.

The Buckeyes play the North Florida-Florida winner.

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Leaders
Points: I. Johnson13.6
Rebounds: I. Johnson7.6
Assists: A. Jackson3.5
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: I. Johnson59.8%
3P%: J. Kretzer41.8%
Steals: A. Jackson1.2
Blocks: P. Forsythe1.4
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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Mid-American Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East
Akron 13-5 26-9
Ohio 11-7 23-12
Kent State 10-8 19-13
Buffalo 10-8 20-15
Miami (OH) 6-12 13-20
Bowling Green 5-13 16-18
West
Ball State 10-8 21-14
Central Michigan 10-8 17-16
Northern Illinois 9-9 21-13
Eastern Michigan 9-9 18-15
Toledo 8-10 17-15
Western Michigan 7-11 13-19
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 76.6 (84)
Rebounds: 10.7 (171)
Assists: 14.5 (95)
FG%: 43.2% (211)
FT%: 68.4% (230)
3P%: 38.3% (29)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 68.0 (77)
Rebounds: 26.8 (69)
Assists: 11.2 (44)
FG%: 41.0% (50)
FT%: 67.8% (64)
3P%: 29.4% (3)
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