AKRON, Ohio (AP) Pat Forsythe matched his career high with 20 points and Akron defeated Coppin State 77-71 on Wednesday night.
Forsythe was 9 of 11 and grabbed eight rebounds for the Zips (5-2). Isaiah Johnson had 11 points and 15 rebounds. Antino Jackson added 10 points despite a 3-of-14 shooting.
Keith Shivers' 3-point play got the Eagles (2-4) within two, 72-70, with 49 seconds to go but Johnson put in a basket, Noah Robotham sank two free throws and Forsythe one to secure the win.
The game was tied at 64-all with 4:13 to go but Johnson scored five straight points and Jackson added a 3-pointer for a 72-67 advantage.
James Sylvester scored 18 points, Shivers 17, Trevon Seymore 15 and Terry Harris 12 points and 11 rebounds for Coppin State. Harris has five double-doubles this season.
The Zips had 16 assists on 26 field goals.