Friday's college basketball: Akron scoots past Central Michigan

Detroit News staff and wires

Loren Cristian Jackson scored 31 points for his third 30-plus game of the season, and Akron defeated Central Michigan 80-67 on Friday night.

Jackson made 11-of-16 shots from the floor, including 5 of 9 beyond the arc, and all four of his free-throw attempts. He also reached the 30-point mark against Toledo (33) on Jan. 18 and Ohio (35) on Jan. 25.

Devontae Lane had 12 points for Central Michigan Friday.

Channel Banks had 14 points for Akron (19-6, 9-3 Mid-American Conference). Tyler Cheese and Xeyrius Williams each had 11 points.

Travon Broadway had 17 points for the Chippewas (13-11, 6-5). Dallas Morgan added 14 points, and Devontae Lane had 12 points.

State women

(At) Milwaukee 74, Oakland 67: Brandi Bisping scored 28, including 10 in the first quarter, and Jamie Reit added 17 to pace Milwaukee (10-14,7-6 Horizon). Kahlaijah Dean had 19 points, Alona Blackwell 13, Chloe Guingrich 11 and Kayla Luchenbach 10 for Oakland (10-14, 5-8).

(At) Green Bay 72, Detroit Mercy 45: Caitlyn Hibner dropped in 16 points to lead four players in double figures for Green Bay (13-12, 8-5 Horizon). Sylare Starks had 14 points for Detroit Mercy (3-21, 3-10), which is 1-9 on the road this season.