Akron 89, Millikin 41

Zeke Marshall scored 17 points and had four blocked shots to

lead Akron to an 89-41 win over Millikin on Friday night.

Akron scored the first nine points of the game and led 22-3 with

12:09 remaining in the first half. The Zips went on to lead 48-9 at

halftime.

Josh Egner added 15 points and Darryl Roberts had 14 for the

Zips in their season opener. The game was an exhibition for

Millikin, an NCAA Division III school in Illinois.

Poor shooting contributed to Millikin’s slow start, as the Big

Blue made only 17.4 percent of their field goal attempts on

4-for-23 shooting. Millikin shot 32.1 percent from the field

(17-for-53) for the game while Akron made 51.6 percent of its field

goal attempts on 33 of 64 shooting.

Akron forced Millikin into 22 turnovers.

Matt Merrigan led Millikin with 10 points.