NCAA Basketball

Akron Zips (27-9)


Thu. 3/9 Fri. 3/10 Sat. 3/11 Wed. 3/15 Mon. 3/20
vs. EastMi 
W 79-62
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vs. BallSt 
W 74-70
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vs. KentSt 
L 65-70
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@ Hou 
W 78-75
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@ Tx-Ar 
L 69-85
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Texas-Arlington routs Akron 85-69 in NIT second round

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Kaelon Wilson scored 18 points, Erick Neal added 13 points and nine assists and Texas-Arlington routed Akron 85-69 on Monday night in the second round of the NIT.

No. 6 seed Texas-Arlington (27-8) will host eighth-seeded Cal State Bakersfield (24-9) in a quarterfinal. The Mavericks have won 14 straight at home.

Neal, who is second all-time in assists at Texas-Arlington, assisted on two spectacular dunks. He threw an underhanded pass from midcourt to Wilson that split two defenders. Wilson capped the play with an emphatic one-handed dunk.

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Leaders
Points: I. Johnson16.6
Rebounds: K. Cheatham, Jr.7.2
Assists: N. Robotham3.0
FG%: I. Johnson62.5%
FT%: I. Johnson58.7%
3P%: A. Jackson39.1%
Steals: M. Noble1.5
Blocks: K. Cheatham, Jr.1.0
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga36-1
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 North Carolina31-7
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga36-1
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 UCLA31-5
7 Duke28-9
8 North Carolina31-7
9 Oregon33-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Mid-American Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East
Akron 14-4 27-9
Ohio 11-7 20-11
Buffalo 11-7 17-15
Kent State 10-8 22-14
Bowling Green 7-11 13-19
Miami (OH) 4-14 11-21
West
Ball State 11-7 21-13
Western Michigan 11-7 16-16
Toledo 9-9 17-17
Eastern Michigan 7-11 16-17
Northern Illinois 7-11 15-17
Central Michigan 6-12 16-16
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 77.0 (87)
Rebounds: 9.9 (218)
Assists: 14.4 (109)
FG%: 46.6% (67)
FT%: 68.3% (242)
3P%: 37.2% (74)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 70.8 (134)
Rebounds: 24.7 (225)
Assists: 11.4 (44)
FG%: 44.4% (200)
FT%: 70.6% (191)
3P%: 36.5% (269)
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