Banks, Utomi lead Akron over Chicago State 87-46
Banks was 6 of 8 from the floor and made three 3-pointers. Utomi was 6-of-13 shooting and hit four 3-pointers. Akron (3-0) shot 53 percent from the field (28 of 53) and scored 20 points off 20 Chicago State turnovers.
The Zips opened the game on a 25-6 run and built a 39-13 halftime lead. Banks' 3-pointer with 13:32 to play stretched Akron's lead to 40 points, 63-23.
The game was part of the Cayman Islands Classic tournament. Akron faces Clemson in a tournament game at the Grand Cayman Islands on Monday. Chicago State travels to Johnson City, Tennessee for the classic's Mainland Tournament.