AKRON, Ohio (AP) Kwan Cheatham Jr. scored a team high 17 points, on 7-of-13 shooting from the field, and also grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Akron to an 81-60 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Tuesday night.
Pat Forsythe, Reggie McAdams, and Nyles Evans each added 11 points for the Zips, who shot only 40 percent from the field but got to the free throw line 29 more times than the Golden Lions and won the rebounding battle 42-24.
Jovaughn Love scored a game high 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting to lead Pine Bluff. Marcel Mosely added 19 for the Golden Lions, including a near perfect 4-of-5 from 3-point range.
Pine Bluff took a 32-31 lead into the locker room at halftime, and held a five point lead with just under 15 minutes to play. However a 23-0 Akron run over the next five minutes took Pine Bluff out of the game.