Jackson, Williams help Akron beat Central Michigan 92-87
AKRON, Ohio (AP) Freshman Josh Williams hit six 3-pointers and scored 22, both season highs, and Antino Jackson added 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting to help Akron beat Central Michigan 92-87 Friday night.
Reggie McAdams scored 14, Noah Robotham had 13 with a career-best eight assists and Isaiah Johnson added 12 points for the Zips (19-4, 8-2 Mid-American Conference), who have won six in a row.
Akron hit five of its season-high 16 3-pointers during a 22-1 run that gave the Zips a 20-point lead with 8:24 to play.
Central Michigan (13-10, 6-4) used an 11-2 run to pull within nine about four minutes later and a 15-6 spurt - capped by back-to-back 3s by John Simons and Josh Kozinski - to make it 89-85 with 24 seconds left.
Akron hit 3 of 4 free throws from there to seal it.
Simons had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Central Michigan, which had six players score in double figures.