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
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.