Akron 68, Mississippi St. 58

Quincy Diggs scored 19 points to lead Akron to a 68-58 victory

over Mississippi State on Wednesday night.

Akron (1-0) shot 48.4 percent (30 of 62) from the field and

confused the Bulldogs on defense all night. The Zips forced 19

turnovers, had six steals and blocked eight shots.

Mississippi State (1-1) led early, but Akron finished the first

half on an 18-8 run and led 37-29 at the break. MSU never led in

the second half.

The Bulldogs shot 34.5 percent from the field (19 of 55) and

were 2 of 13 from 3-point range.

Zeke Marshall controlled the paint for Akron, finishing with

five blocks and 10 points before fouling out.

Dee Bost paced Mississippi State with 13 points, and Renardo

Sidney added 12 points and five rebounds. Freshman Rodney Hood

scored 10.