Ypsilanti, MI - - Brian Walsh dropped in 16 points to lead the Akron Zips to a 70-62 triumph over the Eastern Michigan Eagles in Mid-American Conference action at the Convocation Center.
Nick Harney registered 14 points, Zeke Marshall tallied 12 points and three blocks and Demetrius Treadwell chipped in 11 points for Akron (20-4, 11-0 MAC) which extended the longest win streak in the nation to 16 games. Alex Abreu handed out nine assists for the Zips but also had nine turnovers.
Glenn Bryant scored 11 points and J.R. Sims and Anthony Strickland each added 10 for Eastern Michigan (11-13, 4-6) which has lost three of its last four outings.
In the first half Akron shot 50 percent from the field and held Eastern Michigan to just seven field goals on 30.4 percent shooting. However a 9-1 edge from the free-throw line kept the Eagles within range as they trailed by only a 29-26 margin at the break.
The hot shooting continued in the second half for the Zips who nailed 56.5 percent of their shots from the field after halftime. Eastern Michigan shot at a 42.9 percent rate in the final 20 minutes but this time was on the short end of a 10-9 margin from the charity stripe.
Eastern Michigan did outscore Akron, 21-13, in points off turnovers. Akron never trailed in the contest though there were three ties.
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