AKRON, Ohio (AP) Daniel Utomi had 20 points and eight rebounds, Eric Parrish made a pair of free throws with three seconds left on Friday night and Akron closed the regular season with a 67-65 win over Kent State.
The Zips (15-16, 9-9 Mid-American Conference) held the Golden Flashes (13-17, 6-12) scoreless for the final 3:38 and scored five points, all at the foul line, during that time. Utomi split two pairs of free throws, the second making it 65-all with 1:43 left.
Kent State had the largest lead of the second half at 46-41 with 12:12 left. Adonis De La Rosa gave the Flashes a 65-62 lead at the 3:38 mark and they missed three shots and had two turnovers from there.