Ivey with 25 points leads Akron past Detroit Mercy 71-59
Akron shot 43 percent from the field compared to 30 percent for Detroit Mercy.
The teams were locked 25-25 at the break and battled back and forth early in the second half until a Banks 3-point play sparked a 14-2 run featuring an Emmanuel Olojakpoke dunk and an Ivey 3-pointer that put the Zips on top 53-42 with 6:05 to go. A layup by Ivey gave Akron its biggest lead, 66-51, with 1:38 left.
Antoine Davis scored 27 points to lead the Titans (3-5). Josh McFolley added 19.