Quincy Diggs and Brian Walsh scored 16 points each as Akron won for the sixth time in seven games with a 70-58 victory over Ball State on Tuesday night.
Alex Abreu added 12 points, all on 3-pointers, and seven assists for the Zips (13-7, 5-1 Mid-American), who lead the MAC East. Demetrius Treadwell scored 11.
Jarrod Jones had 25 points and nine rebounds for the Cardinals (12-6, 4-2), whose two-game winning streak ended. Randy Davis scored 11.
Jones scored the first nine points of the game before Abreu got Akron on the board with 16:02 left in the first half.
The Cardinals led 30-27 at intermission, but the Zips gained control by breaking away from a 36-36 tie with a 6-0 run.
Diggs hit a basket and two free throws before Treadwell scored for a 42-36 edge with 12:24 left. Akron led the rest of the way.
(Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)
Links to the FCC website to view WTHR and/or WALV’s on-line public inspection files:
WTHR: https://stations.fcc.gov/station-profile/WTHR || WALV: https://stations.fcc.gov/station-profile/WALV
Individuals with disabilities may contact Jill Pursell at email@example.com, or 317.655.5602, for assistance with access to the public inspection files.