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01/16/2013 10:08 PM EST
Akron beats Ball State 71-64
AKRON 71, BALL ST 64
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Nick Harney scored 15 points to help Akron
win its eighth straight, beating Ball State 71-64 Wednesday
night in a Mid-American Conference game.
Zeke Marshall scored 13 points and Alex Abreu added 11 for Akron
Trailing 34-28 at halftime, Ball State (7-8, 1-2) fought back to
get within one, 47-46 on Jauwan Scaife's 3-pointer with 10:48
left to play. That was the closest the Cardinals would get as
Abreu answered with a 3-pointer on the next possession.
Ahead 63-57 with under 2 minutes to play, Abreu connected on a
3-pointer to put the Zips ahead 66-57 with just 1:04 remaining.
Akron would make 5 of 6 free throws in the final minute to seal
Akron shot 85.2 percent (23 of 27) from the line compared to
Ball State's 64.7 percent (11 of 17).
Majok Majok led Ball State with a career-high 26 points and 13
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