Akron Repels Late Surge To Beat Coppin State 77-66

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Reggie McAdams scored 16 points and made 4 of 8 from 3-point range to lead Akron to a 77-66 victory over Coppin State on Tuesday night.

Akron (7-5) built a 42-27 halftime advantage and maintained its lead between 12 and 18 until Coppin State used an 8-0 run to close within 58-51 with 6:30 to play.

Pat Forsythe answered with two free throws for Akron and Quincy Diggs followed with a 3-pointer to put the Zips up 63-51 with 5:17 to go. Akron stayed comfortably in front for the remainder of the game.

Jake Kretzer made 3 of 6 3-pointers and finished with 13 points and Demetrius Treadwell and Deji Ibitayo added 11 apiece for Akron.

Michael Murray led Coppin State (4-9) with 19 points to go with seven rebounds and five steals. Andre Armstrong added 13 points, Charles Ieans had 12 and Sterling Smith 11.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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