Akron routs Buffalo, advances to MAC final four
Published: Mar. 9, 2023 at 8:28 PM EST
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - It’ll be Akron and Kent State Friday in the MAC semifinals, after the Zips blasted Buffalo 101-77 in Thursday’s opening round.
The two Northeast Ohio rivals split a pair of regular-season matchups. Akron beat Kent to win last year’s MAC tournament title.
The Kent-Akron matchup will be game 2 on Friday at 7:30 p.m.; top seed Toledo will meet Ohio at 5 p.m. at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.
Xavier Castaneda’s 31 points led Akron to an easy win Thursday over Buffalo. The Zips led 45-31 at the half and improved to 22-10 overall.
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