Zips pull away from Flashes in MAC East showdown - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Zips pull away from Flashes in MAC East showdown

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Pat Forsythe scored 12 points to help lead Akron to a 61-52 win over Kent State on Tuesday night.

Deji Ibitayo added 11 points off the bench, and Noah Robotham finished with nine points and four assists for the Zips (17-7, 8-3 Mid-American Conference), who have won five of six overall and nine consecutive at home.

The Zips shot 40 percent - compare to 35.4 percent for Kent State - with 13 assists on their 22 field goals. Akron is a perfect 15-0 this season when shooting a higher percentage than its opponent.

With the score tied at 37 and 13:53 to play, Akron embarked on a 21-4 run capped off by a Nyles Evans layup assisted by Robotham to take a 17 point lead and effectively put the game away.

Devareaux Manley scored 20 points to lead Kent State (16-8, 7-4), which had just four more field goals (17) than turnovers (13).


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