Akron holds off Marshall, 59-58
AKRON, Ohio (AP)
Chris Thomas scored on a pair of dunks and Ryan Taylor added a layup to cut the lead to one with 49 seconds remaining, but Kareem Canty missed a layup with five seconds left.
Isaiah Johnson came off the Akron bench to score 12 points to lead the Zips (8-5), who got 37 of its 59 points from their bench. Akron, which led by as many as 11 points in the second half, outrebounded Marshall 42-29.
Taylor finished with 16 points to lead the Thundering Herd (5-9), with Canty, Thomas and TyQuane Goard each adding another 10 points.
Marshall shot 22 of 48 from the field (45.8 percent), but converted just 10 of 20 free throw attempts.