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Cheese scores 20 to lift Akron over Merrimack 64-47

Nov. 29, 2019 9:37 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tyler Cheese had 20 points as Akron beat Merrimack 64-47 on Friday night. Xeyrius Williams had 14 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks for Akron (5-2), which earned its fifth consecutive home victory. Channel Banks added 11 points. Jaleel Lord had 11 points for the Warriors (5-4). Juvaris...

Ohio reaches bowl eligibility with a 52-3 win against Akron

Nov. 26, 2019 10:24 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Nathan Rourke threw for 308 yards and four touchdowns and Ohio routed Akron 52-3 on Tuesday night. The Bobcats (6-6, 5-3 Mid-American) clinched bowl eligibility for the 11th year in a row and for the 13th time in 15 years under head coach Frank Solich. Ohio also recorded a winning record...

STAT WATCH: Washington St. QB sets 3 national season highs

Nov. 25, 2019 9:59 AM EST

Massive passing numbers in Mike Leach’s “Air Raid” offense are the norm. Washington State’s Anthony Gordon went above and beyond with his most recent performance. Gordon, who owns three of the top four games for yards passing this season and six of the top 21, set national season highs...

Cheese scores 19 to carry Akron past Youngstown St. 82-60

Nov. 21, 2019 10:20 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tyler Cheese came off the bench to score 19 points to carry Akron to an 82-60 win over Youngstown State on Thursday night. Loren Cristian Jackson had 19 points for Akron (4-1), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Channel Banks added 12 points and Camron Reece had 10....

MAC East champ Miami (Ohio) edges winless Akron 20-17

Nov. 20, 2019 11:05 PM EST

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Jaylon Bester rushed for 128 yards and a touchdown and Miami (Ohio) withstood a stern challenge from winless Akron for a 20-17 victory on Wednesday night. The RedHawks (7-4, 6-1) had already clinched the Mid-American Conference East Division berth to the MAC championship game but this...

Jackson scores 18 to lead Akron past SC-Upstate 76-45

Nov. 18, 2019 10:02 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson had 18 points as Akron rolled past South Carolina Upstate 76-45 on Monday night. Greg Tribble had 11 points for Akron (3-1). Camron Reece added 10 points and seven rebounds. Xeyrius Williams had a career-high 13 rebounds and four blocks for the home team. Tommy...

Hillman nets 28, No. 24 Michigan women turn back Zips 80-71

Nov. 16, 2019 4:57 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Naz Hillman scored 28 points and No. 24 Michigan rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Akron 80-71 in the Akron Classic on Saturday. The Wolverines trailed 58-55 heading into the fourth quarter but scored 12 straight points and turned that into a 17-2 run to lead 74-63 with 2:49 to...

Cheese scores 20 to carry Akron past NC Central 57-47

Nov. 15, 2019 10:29 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tyler Cheese had 20 points as Akron beat North Carolina Central 57-47 on Friday night. Cheese made 10 of 11 foul shots for the Zips (2-1). He added eight rebounds. Xeyrius Williams had 19 points, nine rebounds and three blocks for Akron. Loren Cristian Jackson scored 10. Channel Banks,...

No. 24 Michigan women beat Kent State 88-53 in Akron Classic

Nov. 15, 2019 3:58 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Akienreh Johnson scored a career-high 21 points, Naz Hillmon had 14 points and nine rebounds, and No. 24 Michigan beat Kent State 88-53 on Friday in the Akron Classic. Johnson, a Toledo native, scored 13 of her points in the third quarter when Michigan tallied 31 points to build a...

Vann runs for 4 TDs in EMU's 42-14 win over Zips

Nov. 12, 2019 9:30 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Shaq Vann rushed for 142 yards and four touchdowns and Eastern Michigan beat winless Akron 42-14 on Tuesday night. Vann became the first Eagle to score four rushing touchdowns since Bronson Hill against Toledo on Oct. 13, 2012. He scored Eastern Michigan's first three TDs when the Eagles...