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Akron secures 83-70 win over Kent State

Fri, Feb 23, 2024

Akron secures 83-70 win over Kent State

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Enrique Freeman had 24 points in Akron's 83-70 victory against Kent State on Friday night.

Freeman added 12 rebounds for the Zips (20-7, 12-2 Mid-American Conference). Greg Tribble added 15 points while going 6 of 13 from the floor, including 1 for 3 from 3-point range, and 2 for 3 from the line, and he also had three steals. Ali Ali shot 5 for 11 (0 for 4 from 3-point range) and 4 of 6 from the free throw line to finish with 14 points.

The Golden Flashes (13-14, 6-8) were led in scoring by Jalen Sullinger, who finished with 20 points. Chris Payton added 14 points, 10 rebounds and four assists for Kent State. VonCameron Davis also had 13 points, six rebounds and two steals.

Akron took the lead with 18:51 left in the first half and did not give it up. Freeman led his team in scoring with eight points in the first half to help put them up 32-27 at the break. Akron pulled away with an 8-0 run in the second half to extend a two-point lead to 10 points. They outscored Kent State by eight points in the final half, as Freeman led the way with a team-high 16 second-half points.

Both teams play on Tuesday. Akron visits Ohio and Kent State hosts Buffalo.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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