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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, December 07, 2017 1:00 am

Men's CollegeBasketball

Akron able to hold off IPFW

Staff, news services

AKRON, Ohio – Emmanuel Olojakpoke scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Akron held on for 83-79 win over IPFW on Wednesday.

Olojakpoke was 10 of 13 from the field for the Zips (4-2).

Akron trailed 26-20 with 8:34 left in the first half, but back-to-back 3-pointers by Cotton and two more by Utomi put the Zips in front 36-28 with 4:46 left and they pushed it to 46-36 at halftime.

Cotton and Parrish traded 3s five minutes into the second half to make it 59-48 and the Zips held the lead throughout the period. IPFW's Kason Harrell made a 3-pointer to cut it to 81-79 with 29 seconds left but missed two more in the final 15 seconds.

John Konchar led the Mastodons (6-4) with 23 points and seven rebounds.

THOMAS MORE 61, MANCHESTER 57, OT: In North Manchester, David Stinson made the tying jumper with 1:13 left to send the game into overtime tied at 52. 

Adrian Johnson scored 18, Enis Becirevic had 10 points and 11 rebounds and Justin Lukens had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans (1-6).

Simon Clifford scored 17 points and Brandon Home added 12 for the Saints (5-3).

SIU-EDWARDSVILLE 82, IUPUI 81: In Indianapolis, Jaylen McCoy sank a 3-pointer to give his team the lead and Keenan Simmons followed with a layup to keep it safe as the Cougars snapped a four-game slide.

Jaylen Henry led the scoring for the Cougars (2-6) with 21 points and nine rebounds. Aaron Brennan had 25 points for the Jaguars (2-5).

NORTH TEXAS 79, INDIANA STATE 76, OT: In Denton, Texas, Roosevelt Smart had 22 points, including five in the final minute of overtime, and nine rebounds to leasd the Mean Green.

A.J. Lawson and Shane Temara scored 18 points apiece and Zachary Simmons added 10 for UNT (5-5).

Jordan Barnes tied his career-high with 25 points, including five 3-pointers. He has 50 points and 11 3s in his last two games.

Northrop graduate Brenton Scott scored six points for Indiana State (3-5).