AKRON, Ohio (AP)Xeyrius Williams scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds and first-place Akron beat fifth-place Ohio 74-67 on Tuesday night in a Mid-American Conference, East Division matchup.
Tyler Cheese had 17 points and seven assists and five steals and Loren Cristian Jackson added 13 for the Zips (23-7, 13-4), who led 50-37 at halftime and held the Bobcats to 17 second-half points. Channel Banks added 10 points.
Jason Preston scored 19 with eight assists for Ohio (15-16, 7-11) and Sylvester Ogbonda added 15 points and seven rebounds. Ben Vander Plas had 12 points with two steals.
The Zips improve to 2-0 against the Bobcats for the season. Akron defeated Ohio 88-86 on Jan. 25. Akron finishes out the regular season against Kent State at home on Friday. Ohio finishes out the regular season against Miami (Ohio) on the road on Friday.
For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP-Top25
This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com