Akron Zips forward Demetrius Treadwell had a big night against Detroit with 22 points and 13 rebounds.
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Demetrius Treadwell had 22 points with 13 rebounds and Nyles Evans contributed 17 points to lift Akron past Detroit 79-60 Wednesday night.
The Zips (5-2) overcame a 30-21 halftime deficit, opening the second half on a 9-0 run as Evans, Quincy Diggs and Reggie McAdams each hit 3-pointers to knot up the score. Akron continued the surge, moving out to a 60-42 lead with 9:23 remaining as Jake Kretzer drained a trio of 3-pointers.
Detroit (5-7) had opened the game with a 9-0 lead and had a 14-point advantage in the first half after a Juwan Howard Jr. jumper. They trailed by as much as 19 in the second half and finished 36.1 percent from the field to Akron’s 48.1 shooting percentage.
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Kretzer had 11 points and Diggs added 10 with seven assists for the Zips.
Anton Wilson paced the Titans with 16 points and Howard Jr. chipped in 13.