Ypsilanti — Jake Kretzer came off the bench to score 25 points and Demetrius Treadwell added 18 as Akron secured a decisive 78-68 victory over Eastern Michigan on Wednesday night.
Treadwell had 11 rebounds, Kretzer added seven, and Carmelo Betancourt finished with eight assists for Akron (12-6, 4-1 Mid-American). The Zips combined to shoot 10 of 19 (52.6 percent) from 3-point range.
Akron scored 12 uncontested points to start the game, and held the Eagles to just three points over 8 minutes of play. Akron’s 20-point lead at the half was too much for Eastern Michigan to overcome, despite it outscoring the Zips, 49-39, in the second.
Karrington Ward scored 20 points to lead the Eagles (11-7, 3-2). Ward sparked an 11-0 run with three 3-pointers as Eastern Michigan came as close as it would get, 48-41, with 11:50 to go.
The Eagles ended the night 5 of 21 on 3-pointers.
More state men
(At) Miami (Ohio) 86, Central Michigan 80: Will Felder had 22 points and 13 rebounds. It was the second victory for the Redhawks (7-9, 3-2 Mid-American) over the Chippewas (7-10, 0-5) this season. Miami won at CMU 77-70 on Jan. 8.
The Redhawks took the lead for keeps on Geovonie McKnight’s 3-pointer that broke a 50-all tie at 12:17 in the second half. Miami went up by 12 with 1:41 remaining. A 3-pointer by Blake Hibbits got the Chippewas within four with 39 seconds left, but they couldn’t overcome five free throws down the stretch by the Redhawks.
Chris Fowler led four Chippewas in double figures with 19 points.
(At) Green Bay 83, Oakland 69: Keifer Sykes scored 27 and Carrington Love added a career-high 17 as hot-shooting Green Bay cruised. With Love, a sophomore reserve, hitting 5 of 6 shots, including both his 3-pointers, and 5 of 6 free throws, Green Bay (16-3, 6-0) shot 50 percent and was 8 of 15 from behind the arc. The Phoenix, who also got 15 points from Alec Brown, only made 23 of 34 free throws.
Corey Petros paced Oakland (7-14, 2-4) with 19 points and nine rebounds. Kahlil Felder had 14 and Tommie McCune added 13.
The Golden Grizzlies made 14 of 18 free throws but fell to 0-11 when their opponent gets to the foul line more times.
Oakland’s Travis Bader, who leads the NCAA with 86 3-pointers, was 2 of 11 from long range, making him 7 of 39 in his last four games.
Top 25 men
No. 5 Wichita State 70, (at) Illinois State 55: Cleanthony Early scored 23 points and No. 5 Wichita State erased a halftime deficit to defeat Illinois State.
No. 7 San Diego State 75, (at) San Jose State 50: Xavier Thames scored 15 points and San Diego State extended the second-longest winning streak in school history to 16 games with a victory over San Jose State.
No. 12 Louisville 86, (at) South Florida 47: Wayne Blackshear scored 16 points to pace a balanced offense that carried Louisville to a rout of cold-shooting South Florida.
(At) Richmond 58, No. 13 UMass 55: Kendall Anthony hit his first four 3-point attempts, scored 21 points and picked up the slack when scoring leader Cedrick Lindsay was in foul trouble for Richmond.
No. 18 Duke 67, (at) Miami 46: Jabari Parker had 17 points and a season-high 15 rebounds as Duke earned its first league road win of the season by beating Miami.
No. 19 Saint Louis 76, (at) Duquesne 72: Mike McCall scored 13 points, including two free throws with 13 seconds remaining, and Saint Louis avoided an upset by beating Duquesne.
No. 25 Oklahoma 77, TCU 69: — Ryan Spangler scored all 13 of his points in the second half and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds to help Oklahoma hold off Texas Christian.
Central Michigan 87, (at) Kent State 53: Crystal Bradford scored 21, Kerby Tamm 12 and Da’Jourie Turner 10 for Central (10-8, 6-0 MAC). Kent State is 3-14, 0-6.
(At) Western Michigan 86, Miami (Ohio) 75: Miracle Woods scored 35 and Marquisha Harris and A.J. Johnson 15 each for Western (8-9, 4-2).