Akron outlasts Ohio in double OT
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Quincy Diggs scored 20 points, including the final basket in both overtime sessions, as Akron beat Ohio 83-80 on Sunday night.
Diggs scored nine points during the extra time for Akron (10-5, 2-0 MAC).
Diggs made the deciding basket of the game with 34 seconds left. Ohio’s Stevie Taylor then missed a 3-pointer, but Akron’s Nyles Evans missed both free throws with 14 seconds left giving Ohio a final chance. Ohio (11-4, 1-1) got two 3-pointers off in the final 10 seconds, but Nick Kellogg missed them both.
In the first overtime, Diggs made a 3-pointer for Akron to cut its deficit to 70-69 with 12 seconds left. Ohio’s Kellogg was fouled but missed his second free throw and Diggs hit a jumper from the top of the key to tie the game at 71. Taylor rushed down the court but his layup was blocked at the buzzer.