Jackson scores 20 to lead Akron over Miami (Ohio) 81-60

January 21, 2020

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson made four 3-pointers and scored 20 points, Xeyrius Willams made five 3s, scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Akron hit 14 of 24 3-pointers in beating Miami (Ohio) 81-60 on Tuesday night.

Tyler Cheese scored 18 points and made five assists for the Zips (15-4, 5-1 Mid-American Conference), who shot 53% from the field in its fourth consecutive road win. Channel Banks made all four of his 3s and scored 12 points.

Dae Dae Grant had 16 points for the RedHawks (8-11, 1-5) and Elijah McNamara added 11.

Nike Sibande, who led the RedHawks in scoring entering the contest with 15 points per game, had only six points on 2-of-10 shooting.

Akron takes on Ohio on the road on Saturday. Miami (Ohio) plays Eastern Michigan at home on Saturday.

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